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Education is Everyone's Business; by Arthur Camins

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'The idea that education is a common good, not a commodity, and should be governed democratically is under assault. But, decisions about education affect everyone! Other people’s children grow up to be our neighbors, co-workers, and citizens. Their subsequent behaviors and decisions as adults touch us all. That is why decisions about education– a common good– should be made democratically on behalf of all children and not just by individual parents.  Education in the United States is contentious. Now, we are at an inflection point in which consequential questions about education are hotly debated. Consider these for the November elections.Whose business is the education of students in the United States?  Who should get to make decisions about where, what, with whom, and how children learn? '

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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