“If we have no
business with the construction of the future or with organizing it for
all time, there can still be no doubt about the task confronting us at
present: the ruthless criticism of the existing order, ruthless in that
it will shrink neither from its own discoveries, nor from conflict with
the powers that be.” — Karl Marx
Science and education in capitalism
In the service of the increase of national wealth
Class society distributes its careers
Education and delusion
Stupidity – A useful tradition in the service of democracy
There is no lack of intelligence, only its wrong use – for adapting to a stupid system
Why does school make people stupid?
The intellectual lubricant of democratic capitalism
What is the difference between a student with “healthy” self-esteem and a homicidal maniac?
ADHD or: How unwanted children's behavior is made into a disease
Medication instead of beatings
Is it true that “bullying has no place in this country” (Obama)?
On the abuse and use of institutionalized authority in education
From the Catholic Church to Penn State and elsewhere
Criticism of the children’s rights movement
Children need nothing less than rights?
The student movement
1968 and its sequels
Misunderstanding “equal opportunities”
It aims primarily to aggravate achievement pressure
Education strike 2010
“Our” education system should be nicer? Competition in schools and universities? Ok, but please – guarantee social justice, democracy and solidarity!
Students demand: “Education should be free!”
Why? What do you have against money and prices?
What’s there to defend in public education?
Questions for the future elite
Critical thinking skills
How to immunize every stupidity from criticism – by means of self-criticism
The so-called genes vs. environment controversy
How to interpret the sorting of children in the educational hierarchy
What one learns in school about Marxism
Capitalism can’t exist without lies – another argument against it