We have enormous talent, knowledge, and resources in our universities and communities. So why aren't our communities engaged in crafting a response? Something as dangerous and multifaceted as COVID cannot be fully outsourced anyway.
We, as a public, most especially students of color that overwhelmingly attend these school systems must be very discerning and wise with any corporate response to a crisis that ALWAYS spells not only corporate profits, but an expansion of an ultimately racist and classist agenda to corporatize public education. They would be legitimate if they were involved in the fight for greater funding of our colleges universities, but they are not—and that means something.
Thanks to Dr. Estela Bensimon for sharing.