Oct 082013

October 9, 2013  

This morning I saw former Indiana union-busting governor Mitch Daniels on MSNBC, here for NBC’s annual Miseducation Nation. Daniels’s main claim to education was his attempt to censor Howard Zinn’s writings from state schools, dismissing them as “crap” and “propaganda.” Now as president of Purdue, this heavy-hitting intellectual is seeking to expand high-stakes testing to college kids, in the name of accountability. In the neocon vision of the future, there’s no escape from inundata–they’ll do whatever it takes to choke the joy from learning.

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