Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupying Education

What an amazing day! Across the world millions of ordinary people who are fed up with cuts to services, high unemployment, stagnating wages, pension reductions and most importantly the unbelievable gap between the wealthy and powerful and the rest of us, stood up to occupy spaces all over the planet.

What does this have to do with public education? A whole lot. Equity, fairness, justice, respect, opportunity....all of these themes were chanted at rallies today. And all depend on free, quality, public education. No society can provide equal opportunity for growth and personal development without freely available high quality public schools.

Here are a couple of ways to join those Occupying Education:

And here are my own photos with teachers from the day at Occupy Victoria:

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