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Switching sides: Whitewashing history in the age of Trump

By: Henry Giroux Madeleine Albright, without irony, has written a book on resisting fascism. She has also published an op-ed in the New York Times pushing the same argument. Albright, former secretary of state under Bill Clinton, is alarmed. She wants to warn the public to stop the fascism emerging under the Trump regime before it’s too late. […]

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UK: Welsh education being used for propaganda, says UKIP AM

UK/May 08, 2018/Source: http://www.bbc.com Wales’ education system is being used as a tool of propaganda, UKIP’s Welsh leader has alleged. Neil Hamilton claimed that parts of the Welsh Baccalaureate on topics like inequality are being taught from a “centre-left disposition”. He said there was a “potential danger” that teachers may be biased, suggesting they may favour […]

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Kenya: How our university education system went terribly wrong

Kenya/ March 13, 2018/By EVAN MWANGI/Source: https://www.nation.co.ke/ The student unrest at Meru University of Science at Technology (MUST) that left a student leader dead last week exposes the soft underbelly of higher education institutions, once considered citadels of knowledge and a sure ticket to a better future. The student, Evans Njoroge, was shot dead by the […]

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Killing Children in the Age of Disposability: The Parkland Shooting Was About More Than Gun Violence

By: Henry A. Giroux Donald Trump may have startled Republican lawmakers with his sudden and unexpected support for background checks and other gun control measures, but a closer look at his comments to lawmakers reveals his continued adherence to the core of the pro-gun script that he has been following all along. At his meeting with lawmakers […]

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United Kingdom: Education secretary Damian Hinds rules out creating new grammars but says he wants existing schools to expand

United Kingdom/February 20, 2018/By: Nicola Bartlett/ Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk Theresa May pledged to increase the number of selective schools ahead of the election but had to drop the promise after failing to win a majority. Education secretary Damian Hinds has ruled out creating new grammar schools but he does want existing selective schools to expand. The new education […]

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Disposability in the Age of Disasters: From Dreamers and Puerto Rico to Violence in Las Vegas

By: Henry A. Giroux Under the reign of Donald Trump, politics has become an extension of war and death has become a permanent attribute of everyday life. Witness the US’s plunge into a dystopian world that bears the menacing markings of what presents itself as an endless series of isolated catastrophes. All of these are inevitably […]

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EEUU: Trump to create $200M grant program for computer education

EEUU/September 26, 2017/By: DARLENE SUPERVILLE/Source: http://www.seattletimes.com President Donald Trump on Monday directed his education secretary to prioritize science and technology education and spend at least $200 million annually on competitive grants so schools can broaden access to computer science education in particular. During an Oval Office appearance, where he was surrounded by students from local schools, Trump […]

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