Together, Bryan Alexander’s writing and Stephen Downes’ commentary speak to the real issues facing Education as we approach the second half of the 2013 Year of the Educators MOOC.
“They don’t mention political heroes who will help them.” Nobody will help them. The college and university system has set itself aside for too many years. A country with a greater commitment to public education would find resilience in the support of the people. In Canada and in Europe people march in the streets to support education funding. We don’t see that in the U.S., and the people taking the system apart are free to move with impunity.