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Commentary: Education splits Democrats like no other issue

LA School Report | October 28, 2015



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By Joshua Leibner

As LAUSD searches for a new Superintendent, there has been a call not to “politicize” the process by people who mysteriously or calculatingly believe that the job itself isn’t political.

Well let’s disabuse everyone of that notion right now.

There is nothing in human experience more political than Education. Whatever education you and I received over the course of our lives was part and parcel with a larger political/cultural/racial philosophy that shaped who we all are. Whatever “schools” our children go to are also part of a larger system that most certainly is not neutral.

A person’s belief in WHAT education is and HOW it is “managed” tells us a great deal about that individual.

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