14 septiembre 2005

thought one (but not only!): (courtesy A. Ornstein in educational studies journal aug 2005)
"I doubt if students or teachers realize taht by 2015 more than fifty cities in developing countries will have populations of 5 - 10 million in which the poor (98% - 99%) of these city dwellers have no land, no businesses, no machines, no tangible assets to create wealth- only the labor or sweat on their backs to offer. Social and political dynamite is building up through out the 3rd world in front of our eyes. We still do not get it! There is nothing for the world's poor to grab on, to hope, except some totalitarianism or religious idea that provides some kinds of promise of a better world or better hereafter- and vents at the rich Americans for the cause of their plight."