|marc garrett on Sat, 5 May 2012 02:02:28 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> Edufactory & Debt Deptt: Alex Gavic is our hero!|
Hi Coline, Patrice and others....mmm, just because someone is fortunate enough to get into college (with or without debt), does not necessarily mean 'critical thinking' will occur.
It is a misconception that academia consists of, or possesses a greater volume of critical thinkers than elsewhere.
This idea does not reflect Heath Bunting's, Stewart Home's, mine and many other people's, experiences outside of institutional educational systems...
As a working class lad, I had to hack my way around 'static' defaults & systems due to lack of privilege.
One example regarding an early experience can be read here 'How a Library Saved My Life.'
http://www.furtherfield.org/blog/marc-garrett/how-library-saved-my-life Wishing you well. marc garrett www.furtherfield.org> As your example illustrates, turning down college education as a strategy for avoiding debt is a smart thing to do for one's economic future these days. However, avoiding that debt trap as a political action also entails turning onself away from being exposed to critical thinking - both as a history and as a discipline.
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