Occupy Higher Education?

If good pedagogy relies on clear, thought-provoking communication, there may be no better pedagogical model right now than Occupy Wall St.

Occupy Boston, Dewey Sq.

Occupy Boston, Dewey Sq. - photo by Shelley Westover

What can higher education learn from the protesters? Send us your thoughts.

2 thoughts on “Occupy Higher Education?

  1. These taken directly from the site of occupywallst.org

    They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

    They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

    They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

    They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.

    They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

    They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.

    They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
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    What can one learn from this?
    To be more organized in thought. They seem to cover almost every base imaginable, yet, conflict the same.
    It gets worse on their actual site. And then, winter approaches, a New York winter at that.

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