From a homeschooling neighbor to the north comes a warning about corporate interests in education. Writing on agoravox.com he revisits an old post and puts current events into perspective:
“A very dark, very frightening corporate scheme is being carefully orchestrated around the world with the full and active support and cooperation of governments and public administrations.
“The inter-linked, multi-national corporations are slowly and surely brainwashing our children. And many of you – especially if you’re teachers or are involved in institutions administering to children – are helping.”
I wrote that five years ago.
I wrote it because I’m both the father of a young daughter and I see our children as our most precious resources, not demographics to be carefully ‘educated’ from an early age to consume, consume, consume.
Yesterday I posted an item centered on UK movie-maker and advertising executive David Puttnam who stated: “The concept of intellectual property and its value needs to be embedded inextricably into the school curriculum.”
Instead of being tarred and feathered and run out of town, he’s being lauded.
Jon Newton’s interest in corporate issues makes for much thought provoking writing. On his site he maintains a list of pieces under the ‘Kids and Kartels’ Category worth checking out.
Read his piece, Hey! Hollywood! Leave our kids alone!.