I went searching for some real solutions to our education problems in this country, and I am glad to say I think I found at least one solution: Box Tops for Education. Let’s face it, partnering with larger corporations like General Mills to start really funding our school systems is the future (well, actually, it’s also the present and even the past given this campaign has been alive and well since 1996). Team up with your favorite brand and enjoy a nice bowl of Cocoa Puffs while at the same time helping to fund a playground for your school.
This whole thing is deeply depressing, can you ever imagine seeing a “Box Tops for War” campaign? Out priorities are all fucked up. We’ve ghettoized public education in this country to the point that we have invited commercial interests into our learning institutions to lock in brand loyalty as a means to ensure our schools get just a little more than the bare necessities. We’ve pimped our students and their families before they even left the learning gate. How can this be a solution to anything, no less the foundation of democracy?