With all the Rights and Privileges Thereto Pertaining: Reconstruction after the War on Education

By Roy Vallis.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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In America, a war on education is being won. It began in the shadow of economic breakdown. It is ending in the harsh light of globalization and rapid technological growth. Once the United States led the world in education; it has now slipped to 14th place, into mediocrity and the grip of privatization.

The question is: why? Is it because this country has lost education as a priority? No, it is public education that we have lost as a priority. But what can we do about it?

We must end the war and begin reconstruction.

We’ll then need a United Nations of Education. First-world countries would contribute proportionally; third world countries would be assisted proportionally; management would be globally structured. No one country could dominate, and no country would fall to the wayside.

Keywords: Reconstruction of Education, A United Nations of Education, Public Education

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.127-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 276.044KB).

Dr. Roy Vallis

Lecturer, The Writing Program, University of California, Oak View, USA

Roy Vallis teaches and researches in Writing and Rhetoric studies and Political and Public Discourse at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in rhetoric and film from U.C. Berkeley, where he also completed his B.A. in English, with an emphasis in medieval studies. Currently, the crisis in higher education occupies much of his research and teaching emphases.

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