It didn’t get a huge amount of attention in the news, but Newfoundland recently abolished student debt, and replaced their system of loans with one of needs-based grants. Any advocate of education had to be at least a little heartened by that news.
Our public schools are the primary site of social reconstruction. Children enter school and are socialized according to the rules of society, and the privileged ones go on to be ‘good’ adults who have children and begin reconstructing the society at another primary site: the home.
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I’m taken to the absense of honour Taking with me the shrouded truth The sweltering of tongues spoken In forums of devils and angels Waging war with number 2 pencils A poetics of diversity silenced Decicively. Pompously. Violently.