The War Report on Public Education, 12/11/2017
Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for at look at how we label our children in our schools and in society. Does this labeling help our children or does it hurt them? Does it help teachers and administrators or does it backfire on them? Is labeling our children as "at-risk" analogous to the "pre-cogging" process in the 2002 Tom Cruise movie Minority Report. Watch this clip and you will get a better idea of the dangers involved.
Dr. Miller will explain how and why the AT-RISK category and label creates problems for students and teachers. The use and misuse of this category and label has the potential to redress issues of social justice. It can also stigmatized and put students in harm's way - shaping and defining their life chances and opportunities in destructive ways. Everyone is at risk for something - now - including teachers and administrators.
The Minority Report displaces this paradox perfectly.
The system for ID-ing at-risk STUDENTS is prefect until it comes after the ones in charge of enforcing the system - placing them at-risk - the at risk definers and enforcers become the at-riskers.
Please join us on Sunday and learn how the way we are sorting and labeling our children is backfiring on us all.
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.