From the United Opt Out Conference held in February, 2016 in Philadelphia: “The destruction of the educational system is by design. It is about destroying the capacity to think, to create, and to imagine.” ~ Chris Hedges
My youngest son enters third grade in Princeton next year and I have already told the principal that not only will he not be taking the standardized test, but I will be organizing every parent in that classroom.
This talk was given at the United Opt Out Conference held in February, 2016 in Philadelphia.
Chris Hedges, the son of a Presbyterian minister, was born on September 18, 1956 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He graduated from Colgate University with a BA in English Literature and went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Harvard. He has an honorary doctorate from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California.
Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He was an early and outspoken critic of the US plan to invade and occupy…
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