Update on the Haberek.

This seven minute section was cut down from a longer conversation.

Chris Weagel

Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn't. He can't stand that shit.

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  • Thanks for this! I loved this series and it was nice to be kept up to date. So many of the issues H. discusses are the same ones I face in nursing. Now if only I could get my nursing pals to talk so honestly and openly about it…

  • without ideas we’re running in jungles from beasts with bigger teeth than us. let the kids know this. give them reason to learn. make them realize the infrastructure that provides them with their hedonistic lifestyle could fall apart without their effort. I’ve seen those movies with dogs.

  • The problem is, the attackers are the antitheses of their supporters. Unlike the people who vote for them, these people are smart and precise in everything they do. They know that to bring down the individual, you have to bring down the institution that educates him. To stop them, it’s going to take an ugly fucking fight. To quote HST again, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Break into their power grid and start flipping switches. One by one by one.

  • this is a great interview series. it would be great to see this kind of quality and clarity from other people on other issues.

  • What’s funny is that when you confront decision-makers about cutting budgets and ask them why things like tax cuts for the rich are moer important than children’s education, they will get all haughty and claim that it isn’t that simple. But really it is that simple. If you have a finite number of dollars and choose to spend the money a certain way, you have to make priorities and determine values of all sorts of things.

    It’s ugly – that’s for sure. As a fellow teacher, I can sympathize with all this. The people who decide to continually cut education budgets really don’t understand the value of education. They only understand the cost. It’s a terrible way to think. But education is one of those things you often can’t convince people has value, just like art or good working conditions. It’s like either you get it or you don’t. The ones who get it don’t need convincing and the ones who don’t can’t be convinced.

    Very frustrating.