Alan Mason Interview from TruthPub on Vimeo.
The cost of post-secondary education in the United States is skyrocketing. Today, student debt is having a crippling effect on both the economy and the people. By 2018, it is estimated that over 60% of American jobs will require a college education. Many of these problems stem from the public education system.
President Barack Obama talks to students, teachers, Department of Education and Maryland state officials at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md. on Feb. 4, 2014 about his next-generation broadband and wireless technology plan for the education system. He has secured commitments from AT&T, Sprint, Apple, Microsoft and others for the deal worth about $750 million. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The U.S. ranks 36th among nations in education. This is according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). According to the U.S. Department of Education, American students rank 29th in math, 22nd in science and 20th in reading.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, speaks about community partnerships in education at East Technical High School on Sept. 7, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. The focus is meant to encourage community-based organizations to be more invested in the education of students. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
More partnerships are being established between big business and government as society becomes market centered. When this occurs in public education, it undermines the validity of the instruction students receive.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, right, with John Deasy, L.A. Unified School District Superintendent, left, holding a discussion at the Family Source Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on March 19, 2014. Duncan’s goal is to discuss community involvement and support in education. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
President Obama has implemented his ConnectED program, in which corporations including Apple, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft and more will link up with public schools. Bill Gates has spent about $1 billion to influence U.S. public schools.
Children recite the Pledge of Allegiance on April 30, 2014 at Stafford Elementary School in Tacoma, Wash. Due to the No Child Left Behind Act, state school districts will lose their say in how approximately $40 million is used for education. (AP Photo/Ted Warren)
Big money is buying American children’s futures. Curriculum is being rewritten. Educators see this happening and some are trying to do something about it.