This video footage is from a speech that Diane Ravitch delivered at a Save Our Schools rally in Washington DC in 2011. In it, she expertly points out the current status and abysmal failings of the US education policy.
She points out that Bush’s disastrous No Child Left Behind policy is essentially the same policy that the Obama administration is proposing, only re-branded as “Race to the Top.”
Why is it that so many women clearly see the problems that face our country while so few men in power do? Are women just inherently smarter or are men just so absorbed with their privileged position that they actually believe the crap they put forward?
I don’t know. What I do know is that based on the performance of women like Diane Ravitch, Elizabeth Warren, Marcy Kaptur and many others, I think it might be time to consider removing and replacing any man in power with their clear, intellectual superiors. Imagine: no more insane politicians, greedy corporate raiders or ghoulish war mongers.
This video was created by a small group of college students interested in documenting the birth and life of a modern activist. Their subject, Mary Lindsay of Kansas City Move to Amend, discusses the forces that compelled her to stand up to corporate America and the hurdles she faces.
Mary is the quintessential activist. Perhaps you’ll see a little of yourself in her story and offer to lend a hand while there’s still chance to make a difference.