The Shelter

What you are about to watch is a nightmare. It is not meant to be prophetic. It need not happen. It’s the fervent and urgent prayer of all men of good will that it never shall happen. But in this place, in this moment, it does happen.

No moral, no message, no prophetic tract, just a simple statement of fact: for civilization to survive the human race has to remain civilized. Tonight’s very small exercise in logic from The Twilight Zone.

Education as Training

When we turn education into an extension of work all we’ve really done is taken a corporate cost and extenalized it to the public sector and we’ve devalued education so its no longer teaching people that they have essential dignity when they enter the room but they will have to learn something to be useful, valuable members of society. The principals of the schools meet with the CEOs of the companies to find out, “What do you want them to know? Do you want them to know Excel, Java, Python – we’ll deliver your the employee of the future.”