AbstractAt the June meeting of the Black Radical Congress in Detroit, conference delegates decided to launch a campaign for "Education, not Incarceration." That means we have to redefine what we mean by education. Today's schools create addicts and prepare our children for prison because they teach passivity. What our children need most is a sense of themselves as agents of change and decision-makers. They don't only need academics. They need to become resourceful, independent and critical thinkers, to see themselves in the context of community and practice what enhances community life, to recognize their worth because their input makes a difference.
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