Education.

Bottom line is that the CCL was created to promote te centralization and corporatization of our education. The CCL report is accuret as seen from a purely capitalist framework. People like the CCL talk about “the jobs of the future”. Primarily these jobs are currently controlled by corporations whose primary goal is to exploit and feed upon the workers and consumers of society as much as possible. Since they currently control or set “the jobs of the future” we must logically conclude that they will then dictate the parameters of the education system. However, all of this is based on the core philosophies and ideologies of Capitalism. This standardization and progressive centralization cares nothing about creating or assessing civic responsibility, social networking and cohesion, the ability to function colabrativly, capacity for creative and divergent thought and severely inhibits critical and meta cognitive skills. The OECD standards assess NONE of these abilities and thus penalizes education systems that do (ask Denmark). We have to ask the following questions: Are these the standards we choose to use to asses our educational success? Who are the people who will choose these “standards”? Should we homogenize our education and their outcomes towards a global standard? What does standardization and centralization do to culture?

We need to decentralize and allow more community autonomy and creative diverse educational outcomes. Moreover, since capitalism is ecologically, socially and economically unsustainable, we need to find other more
diverse ways to measure educational success within our respective communities.

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