Saturday, April 4, 2020

What’s The Matter With School?

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What’s the matter with school? Schools are no longer built to educate. They are built to profit. Schools are textbook handlers and sellers. The best textbook,...
colonial school, oral culture

Against Colonial Language, Mission School, and Oral Culture

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School as it is practiced now in its modern, colonial dimensions, with its instruction in colonial languages, with its denigration and scorn of local...

The Semantic War Against Nature

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Some believe that in order to understand a man, look at his actions and not his words. There is truth to that maxim. Still...

Robots Can Say Prayers With A Rosary

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Imagine an Expansive Room full of Robots. A bell rings at 7 AM, on the dot, much like the clanging cymbal that summons people...

Why Free Education In The United States of America Is Impossible

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In reference to an essay on Truth-out.org entitled: We Are All Students: The Meaning of "Free Education", Friday, November 24, 2017, By Paddy O'Halloran,...

Why Western African Feminists Get It Wrong

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I have had exchanges with my friends on topics and issues within feminism­—some educating and some downright emotional with little to gain from the...

The More Educated Than His Ancestor (The Metha): A Plague in Africa

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NTOABOMA—Across our dear continent, more people now boast of formal “education.” From one degree to the next, the man with the longest array of...

Reading is The Building Block of Prodigious Nations: Our Future Lies in Reading and...

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It was the indefatigable Jamaican reggae legend who persuasively said in his Redemption song: “Emancipate ourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free...

Deliver Us, Oh Allah, From the Sea of Anencephalus Homunculus Intellectuals (A.H.I.s)

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Homunculi are human alright: legs, arms, chest, abdomen and yes of course, a head. But they aren’t quite fully formed. They are humans who,...
girl education africa

The Politics of Girl Child Education

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BAMAKO—The recent documentary We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World is the latest plea from the west to meddle...