The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems

Public Education: A Path to Freedom? Or a Tool of Oppression?

April 19, 2023 Mary Lucero Season 2 Episode 8
The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems
Public Education: A Path to Freedom? Or a Tool of Oppression?
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Public school systems are viewed by global experts as the very foundation of free society.  Yet many children find their school experience oppressive and demotivating  Some carry the scars of their public education experience throughout life. 

In today's episode, host Mary Lucero explains why public schools that do a better job of addressing the needs, not of congressmen and top administrators, but of children are essential for meeting the growing demands for sustainable food systems and productive economies.

John Dewey, Democracy and Education (Affiliate link.  Your purchase supports our podcast)

Our World in Data:  Duration of Compulsory Education
Our World in Data:  Countries with Participatory Democracy
Our World in Data:  Per Capita CO2 Emissions

Milgram, S. (1965). Some Conditions of Obedience and Disobedience to Authority. Human Relations, 18(1), 57–76.

Doliński, Dariusz, et al. "Would you deliver an electric shock in 2015? Obedience in the experimental paradigm developed by Stanley Milgram in the 50 years following the original studies." Social psychological and personality science 8.8 (2017): 927-933.

Julian Germain, Quiet at the back: classrooms around the world – in pictures, The Guardian, Sep 2012.

Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall

The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems Podcast Introduction by David Lucero.
Theme music by Zakhar Valaha 

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Varied Emotions and Perspectives Make Freedom Difficult to Discuss
Sustainability is Limited by Social, Legal, and Economic Barriers to Freedom
Increasing the Entrepreneur:Employee Ratio Would Increase Personal and Economic Freedom
If Education is the Catalyst for Freedom, and Freedom Unleashes Innovation, Shouldn’t Countries with the Most Opportunities for Education Be the Most Free and the most Innovative?
Compulsory Education Struggles to Meet Student’s Needs, Because it Violates the Basic Criteria of Freedom.
Why we Submit Our Children to Authorities
Schools Cannot Serve Students Who are Not Ready to Learn
Productivity Lost to Quiet Quitting and Learned Helplessness
The Error that Underlies Compulsory Education