Karen Bracken, a parent activist in Tennessee, launched a White House petition for citizens to express their opposition to the proposed merger between the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor.
Education was never about getting a job. When we make education about getting a job we are no longer educating future American citizens we are training human capital to meet the needs of the corporate world. A truly “educated” citizen is capable of learning anything to be successful. A “trained” citizen becomes an obedient slave. The schools are to educate. The employer is to train. Using the education system to provide trained workers is NOT education. C. S. Lewis said it best “If education is beaten by training, civilization dies,” NO MERGER!!
You can go here to sign if you like.
The petition needs 100,000 signatures by July 24th to receive a response from the White House. At the time of this writing, they had 494 signatures. So if you oppose the merger I’d encourage you to go sign.