Connection in the Unexpected Moment
By STEPHEN MUCHER
Resentment (noun) — bitter indignation at being treated unfairly.
The two central public education trends in my lifetime have been the rejection of racial desegregation as a worthy democratic policy goal and the gutting of school funding for our nation’s poorest urban and rural communities. Alternatively, elite leaders in both parties with ties to industry have focused instead on radical privatization, dismantling the teaching profession, raising the personal burden and opportunity cost of obtaining a college degree, and…