i liked it a lot more than i expected to, given the scenes in the first few chapters involving Canada fundraising in Manhattan corporate boardrooms. ii liked it a lot more than i expected to, given the scenes in the first few chapters involving Canada fundraising in Manhattan corporate boardrooms. it was somewhat thoughtful. but it doesn't question that private sector generosity if necessary to build quality public education. and it is still married to the opt-in lottery structure, so yes, they can say that with their hardcore outreach team they're reaching more of the disengaged parents, but that's just not adequate. There is still everyone else, and I'm not convinced that Canada's structure will address everyone else. ...more
p.60 "Our converts, on the other hand, truly desire to transform the unjust order; but because of their background they believe that they must be the ep.60 "Our converts, on the other hand, truly desire to transform the unjust order; but because of their background they believe that they must be the executors of the transformation. They talk about the people, but they do not trust them; and trusting the people is the indispensable precondition for revolutionary change."
P.87 The word as the essence of dialogue, "there is no true word that is not at the same time a praxis. Thus, to speak a true word is to transform the world." Sacrifice of action = verbalism Sacrifice of reflection = activism "Denunciation is impossible without a commitment to transform, and there is no transformation without action." P.92 "Hope does not consist in crossing one's arms and waiting."
"Welfare programs as instruments of manipulation ultimately serve the end of conquest. They act as an anesthetic, distracting the oppressed from the true causes of their problems and from the concrete solution of these problems. They splinter the oppressed into groups of individuals hoping to get a few more benefits for themselves."...more