The debate over the future of public education has been dominated in recent years by wealthy and powerful interests. This month, as millions of children return to school, The Indypendent is bringing forward a very different perspective in our back-to-school issue – that of parents, teachers, students and community activists whose voices rarely appear in the corporate media. We also look at the global drive to commodify education in a beautiful center spread poster map and ask important questions about the purpose of education and what constitutes real learning.
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