Buy anexil without prescription, Thinking for ourselves
By Shea Howell
May 12-19, 2012
The walkout of students from Western International High School is continuing to reverberate through the city. Emergency Financial Manger (EFM) Roy Roberts has vigorously denied charges this week that he intends to disband the elected school board because some members supported the walk out. The spokesman for the EFM, lowest price for anexil, Steve Wasko said, Canadian anexil, "Mr. Roberts continues to state that for anyone who desires what he's here to accomplish, that is, anexil in uk, improved educational conditions to prepare Detroit's students for 21st-century college and career-readiness, Buy discount anexil online, he needs all those similarly focused at the table."
This seat at the table, however, requires sharing a very narrow, pharmacy anexil, destructive view of education. Order anexil in canada, In spite of strong public outcry, Roy Roberts and his appointed administrative team are continuing their heavy-handed response to students who exercised their democratic rights. The walk out by hundreds of students at Southwestern and Western International high schools protesting the decision to close Southwestern high school was met with force, buy anexil without prescription. Students were threatened with criminal prosecution, find anexil without prescription. Cell phones were taken. Lowest price anexil, Student leaders were suspended and then told they had to sign contracts pledging to never violate school policies again upon their return to classes.
Underlying this reaction is a deep fear of the power of public protest. Buy anexil without prescription, The EFM gang labeled the march “irresponsible” and pledged swift punishment. Steve Wasko said, generic anexil, "DPS and the school will ensure that the student code of conduct is enforced.”
Had Roy Roberts bothered to talk to the students, Cheap anexil from canada, to read their statements or visit their Facebook postings, it would have been immediately clear that these students are exactly the kinds of people we want and need to make our city better. First, cheap anexil internet, students were not only walking out for themselves, Anexil medicine, but for others. Second, as they are concerned about quality education, anexil tablet. They said, Anexil pill, “We were also fighting for quality education for us at Western, and at ALL DPS schools. We do not understand why we are being punished with a loss of educational opportunity when that is exactly what we were fighting for.”
Finally, students showed imagination, initiative and an understanding of history by responding to the suspensions by organizing a Freedom School with classes about the history of Southwest Detroit, Civil Rights, Codes of Conduct, expressive arts, social justice, and media, buy anexil without prescription. In essence these students see themselves as engaged, purchase anexil online, responsible citizens, Order generic anexil, demanding and creating new kinds of education.
The EFM sees them as troublemakers, needing to be controlled and punished, anexil tablets. This view is how we know the EFM will ultimately fail in his mission to “prepare students for the 21st century.”
We are living at a time when creativity, Buy cheapest anexil online, imagination, courage and vision are required from all of us. These attributes terrify the ruling elites who are imposing an educational system of control, cheapest anexil, punishment, Buy anexil on internet, and persistent meaningless testing. Buy anexil without prescription, In contrast to the EFM view of public education is that of Professor Gregory Smith of Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education. Professor Smith visited the Boggs Center to talk about place-based education this week. He has written six books demonstrating how place based education offers a way to create meaningful educational experiences by basing curriculum on local knowledge and issues. In his latest book, Place and Community-based Education in Schools, with David Sobel, he chronicles imaginative educational practices throughout the country.
Smith and Sobel write: “By making space for local knowledge and issues, it diminishes the boundary between the classroom and students’ lives in their homes and neighborhoods. When teachers involve students in projects that address genuine community concerns, students come to see themselves as knowledge producers and actors. Young people who might otherwise be disengaged from learning become willing to invest themselves in their own education, the life of their community, and the wise stewardship of local resources.”
Through the walkout and creation of Freedom Schools students are reimagining a stronger educational system for everyone.
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