Henry A. Giroux | Why Teachers Matter in Dark Times

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All the while the federal government uses billions of dollars to fuel one of the largest defense and intelligence budgets in the world. The death machine is overflowing with money while the public sector, social provisions and public goods are disappearing.

Why Teachers Matter in Dark Times“Public schools and higher education are ‘dangerous’ because they hold the potential to serve as laboratories for democracy,” writes Henry A. Giroux. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout.org| Op-Ed  May 10, 2016

Americans live in a historical moment that annihilates thought. Ignorance now provides a sense of community; the brain has migrated to the dark pit of the spectacle; the only discourse that matters is about business; poverty is now viewed as a technical problem; thought chases after an emotion that can obliterate it. The presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee, Donald Trump, declares he likes “the uneducated” — implying that it…

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