In February, the Morley Institute published the premier issue of Crisis in Education, a new 60-page magazine edited by Robert Holland. The magazine, whose target audience includes legislators and grassroots activists, focuses on the restoration of educational freedom. Contributing editors include Clint Bolick, Mike Farris, John Taylor Gatto, David Kirkpatrick, Bret Schundler, and Sandra Stotsky.
The magazine’s premier issues includes articles by many of the leading lights of the school reform movement: “School-to-Work: Bad for Business,” by Roxanne Petteway; “The Teacher Unions: Enemies of Reform,” by Charlene Haar; “School Choice: A Primer for Parents and Reformers,” by Bolick; “School Choice in the Inner City,” by Schundler; “Vague Standards, No Achievement,” by Stotsky; and “The Bigotry of the Blaine Amendments,” by Kirkpatrick.
While the magazine’s contributors come from different backgrounds, publisher Deal W. Hudson notes they all agree that “this nation’s approach to education needs revolutionary rethinking and a radical overhaul.” Mere tinkering with the present system is not enough, he argues. “The education monopoly has to be destroyed; we have to attack it at the ground floor by asking, Who’s in charge, and why?”
“Crisis in Education represents a milestone in citizen activism against government abuse of power,” comments fellow publisher Karen Iacovelli, noting that education debate in the U.S. has been controlled and stifled by those who benefit most from the status quo. But, with the publication of Crisis in Education, “a forum has been created for grassroots activists to present what they have learned.”
For further information on Crisis in Education, call 864/848-1897.