Schools Teach Working for Walmart 101

Feb 17, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"Four inner-city schools have teamed up with Walmart to run classes in how to be an ideal worker drone." So writes Alex DiBranco, linking to a report from Charlotte Hill. "The real message goes more like: Your educational system has failed you. Because of mass class inequities, you will not be offered opportunities to succeed in life. In fact, we've so given up on you, that even though you still come to school, we're going to turn school into training on how to hold down the worst job possible." For some people, the only opportunity will be found through free and open online learning.
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