Thursday, May 26, 2011

Billionaires Rule Schools?

Here's an article I pointed to in January titled "Got Dough? How Billionaires Rule Our Schools"

In this discussion on Fireside Learning, the writer talks about how super wealthy people like the DeVos Family are systematically trying to change the education system in this country.

This morning I was given an article showing how a Turkish Billionaire seems to be following a similar strategy, aimed at changing the world to an Islamist world ruled by Shari‘a (Islamic law).

Finally, in my Chicago Tribune I read words of wisdom from Oprah Winfrey, given to her millions of viewers on her final TV show.

These all show how people with immense wealth and power are shaping our world. Is this good? Is it bad? How can millions of every-day people using social media and the internet combine their weight to create a different future than what these few billionaires envision?

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