In his exhchange with Horowitz, Blankfort brings up some very important
points about the schools and the tie-in of economic inequality with academic
destruction of young persons. During the '60s, there was much discussion of
Summerhill, Ilyitch (spelling?), and other alternatives to the schools'
massacre of minds and self-esteem, but in the years of the Reaction, even
"liberal" discussion seems to be to the right of the '60s center (--in many
areas, of course, not just schools--). Still, there is the Boston-based New
Democracy publications, led by David Stratton, which offers a strong
political sense of, especially, education issues--a hope based in fact on the
(radical? '60s?) sense of fairness and connectedness in ordinary persons.
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