Is Alice Waters Merely Cultivating Failure?
If this patronizing agenda were promulgated in the Jim Crow South by a white man who was espousing a sharecropping curriculum for African American students, we would see it for what it is: a way of bestowing field work and low expectations on a giant population of students who might become troublesome if they actually got an education.Her primary concern is that the Edible Schoolyard makes us feel good without actually offering opportunity (in the form of knowledge) to a generation of young students, all of whom deserve an education. Without putting education reforms through proper scrutiny, Flanagan writes, "we become complicit-through our best intentions-in an act of theft that will not only contribute to the creation of a permanent, uneducated underclass but will rob that group of the very force necessary to change its fate."Photo via Grubstreet.
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