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In the background, you hear the spoken word artist, Suli Breaks, from the video below. The video was posted to youtube in April 2013 and seemed to have created a major disturbance. Suli Breaks and his comrades in the video were soonafter cast as people who do not value school and learning.
However, Suli Breaks was not saying that he does not value or want education; his critique is of SCHOOLS. Going to school and being educated are not the same things. This should have been obvious to many listeners since Suli Breaks had a poem, with over 3.5 million views on youtube, where he actually spelled out the differences between school and education. “Why I hate school but love education” were his exact his words, the title of the piece.
It would be a major oversight to talk about the 21st century as college students and not look more closely at what this means in terms of the changes in higher education and schooling. For now, we will look at the nested issues of testing, standardization, and the systemic student-debt crisis. No other group of students in the history of school have faced these issues so you will be the only ones who can really make the critiques, offer the challenges, and find the necessary solutions. You might not agree with Suli Breaks and that is fine, but you cannot afford— both literally and figuratively— to ignore the things he is saying. Choose any ONE article or video below and comment to it using your homework/syllabus guidelines.
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