The Only Way to Turn It Around
“Public education is predicated on the notion that you’re concerned about other people’s kids just as much as your own kids…But all of this privatizing, profit obsession, all of this preoccupation with short-term gain has pushed long-term integrity to the side, no matter what color you are or what class you are…And we have to be honest (and)…tell the truth about it. That’s the only way we’re going to turn it around.” — Cornel West
NOTE: Dr. West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He has taught at Yale, Harvard, the University of Paris, Princeton, and, most recently, Union Theological Seminary. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard and obtained his MA and PhD in philosophy at Princeton. He has written 20 books and has edited 13.