Propaganda: Ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc.
“Charter schools are a “purposeful distraction” . . . from the cause of student performance issues in many urban areas – high concentrations of poverty due to the weaknesses of our economic and social systems.” This quote was posted by Howard Maffucci in CommonSenseNY
The idea that children have special learning needs do to the unfortunate nature of their parents’ financial situation is ridiculous.
The statement that America’s social systems are weak is an extreme misnomer.
“Hedgehogs” have created a purposeful distraction from their profiteering by convincing the “middle class” that it is their responsibility to care for the poor because they are trapped in a vicious cycle from which it is nearly impossible to escape.
The truth is educational failure creates conditions of poverty and our current system of education which concentrates on our children’s failings by testing the childhood out of them, perpetuates the attitude that being educated is only important if you are “middle class” or above.
Research has proven that an experiential education works. Research has also proven that teachers who work with children from impoverished neighborhoods have a lower opinion and lower expectations of them because of the propaganda provided by the elite.
All children will learn if they are engaged in what it is they are to learn.
All children are gifted and talented in some way.
All children have the right to an excellent education regardless of their parents’ financial status.
These are facts. And the fact of the matter is, as long as we concentrate on money instead of on children, the ” hedgehogs” will continue to push the propaganda that keeps the class system in America alive and profitable.
As long as one group of people feel they are better than another group of people because they have more money, our children will continue to fail educationally and as human beings, believing that money has the power to solve the problems people create.
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