The War Report on Public Education, 14/01/2018
Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. as he asks the question - What if we had a shared vision and mission for public education - K to PhD? This is an invitation to come together and imagine just how good our schools could be for our children, our teachers, and our communities if we, and not the outsiders, created a shared vision and mission. What would it look like? What should it look like? What if the vision would be determined by schools, administrators, teachers, students, parents, communities, and states/governments who would all participate, create, and share a true democratic engagement for the PUBLIC GOOD? What would teacher prep, teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, school culture, and students be like? What would the teaching and learning experience be? Could our vision for public education create an environment that promotes positive development for all children, youth, teens, and young adults that insists on their well-being, democratic citizenship and life-long engagement in our society? To our audience - what is your vision? Do you have a vision? Is there someone else who is imposing their vision on you? Please call in Sunday and join this very important and inspiring conversation.
The format of THE WAR REPORT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION explores one of the most important events in our life time - the total takeover of our educational system by corporate interests. This show is about the 'corporate' war on public education and the rising public resistance movement to the war. Dr. James Avington Miller, Jr. invites guests from all over who join the rising public resistance movement against the corporate greed taking on our public school system. He is interested in growing a grass-roots movement here in the United States and in Europe against the 'corporate interests' that are limiting both teachers and students everywhere.
This October 2015 he is taking his show on the road as he embarks on a very special project. His long awaited project ‘The People’s Story' is an effort to reach out to those individuals whose voices are not being heard in educational arenas everywhere. He will be interviewing, filming and collecting stories from parents, teachers, students and community members in the rural and urban areas of the Eastern United States to include Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Washington D.C. Many lives are being impacted and harmed by the ongoing corporate war on public education that exists today. The consequence of the rapid privatization of our schools is inhumane and devastating to our teachers, schools and most importantly, our children.
His primary mission is to create a documentary/television series for PBS and the Arts & Entertainment Channel that will expose the human cost of man’s inhumanity to man. The objective is to document people’s stories from each state and create a one hour TV Episode for that state evolving into a 30-35 part series. Dr. Miller expects to have the first TV show ready by next summer. This will propel the ‘corporate war on public education’ front and center as a local, state and national campaign issue. Determined to awaken the world on a national level by providing a series of programs that will lead to understanding the whole picture – he hopes to demand an end to the Corporate Elite and their destruction of public education.
Dr. Miller is seeking funding for ‘The People’s Story’ project from friends, family and the public to cover the expenses that this will entail. If you care about the future of education, please support this most important project and be part of history in the making. This has been and will continue to be Dr. Miller's dream to complete and certainly his life's legacy.