The War Report on Public Education, October 1, 2017

Education is
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The War Report on Public Education
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The Many Changing Purposes of Public Education

This Sunday Dr. Miller examines the many changing purposes of Public Education and the battle over who and what defines this purpose. What kind of education would be appropriate to speak to the needs of the modern student in society? What are we educating our students for? Why do you, as parents, send your children to school? Why do you, as teachers, teach? These questions are important tools in understanding the many changing purposes of education. As there is no single right answer, it is up to all of us to engage our communities around these critical questions.

Headlined, The War Report on Public Education, October 1, 2017

Education is
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October 1, 2017

Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller, Jr. this Sunday as he examines the many changing purposes of Public Education and the battle over who and what defines this purpose.

The questions he poses are: What is education? What purpose does Public Education serve? Who's interest does the purpose serve ? Who decides it purposes? Who are the architects of Public Education? How does it benefit the person educated? How does it benefit society? Do different levels of Public Education (i.e., elementary, middle / secondary, and post-secondary) have different  purposes - or, are they different parts of a continuum? What do school teachers need to know to teach to the purposes? What should teachers be able to do?

Dr. Miller will delineate a historical perspective of the changing purposes throughout the centuries that Public Education was designated to serve, and inquire what the modern needs of our 21st century are. What kind of education would be appropriate to speak to the needs of the modern student in society? What are we educating our students for? Why do you, as parents, send your children to school? Why do you, as teachers, teach?

These questions are important tools in understanding the many changing purposes of education. As there is no single right answer to any of these questions, it is up to all of us to engage our communities around these critical questions.

The War Report on Public Education

The War Report on Public Education with Dr James Avington Miller Jr
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Dr. James Avington Miller Jr.

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.