This one is called "Stop Repeating History: Finding Solutions for Fall 2020 #Pandemic Schooling that are Rooted in Partnership and Humanity" (Note: It is not sexy).
To know how to move forward, first, we have to look back.
This is a hefty thread. I use it to build context. So often, we separate ourselves from the past.
Through this brief surfacing of American History, I hope families and…
Mann & Barnard predicted the ubiquitous birth of “small aristocratic societies" and grew weary of how the monotonous nature of factory work would stifle the working class’s mental well-being. So, along with…
*primary source materials tell this story most accurately: thirteen.org/wnet/slavery/e…
All the while, many poor, immigrant families entrust their kids to public school.
[Time bakes further stratification and social control into what we call the American Public School system.
The supposed nature of democratic schooling is codified capitalism:
How does this work?
(In no way am I personally absolved from this; all who benefit are a part of perpetuating the system).
This is often done in complete absence of a conversation with their child’s school.
People with money look to solve problems with their wallets, and prioritize convenience over community all the time.
Families with less resources, led by grown ups who are essential workers, are at grocery stores filling your Instacart, delivering your UPS package of scented handcream, counting on a system…
( @cinnamonkillsfirst recommends #landbasedlearning ) Noone is paying to be part of a learning pod there.
I've been a parent long enough to understand the desperation of relief that money could buy.
But here, on my humble twitter soapbox, I offer a few solution-oriented steps to undo a repeat of the past.
Consider a cooperative model where no money is involved.
I do have school aged children that go to public school.