Anya Kamenetz, journalist, participated in the “Occupy Seattle” protests and describes how it serves as a massive educational movement for those involved.
The homeless [Seattle] youth hold the space 24/7 so the occupation can continue, they have food donated every day, enhanced safety at night. And above all, they are learning about politics, economics and world issues in conversation with all kinds of people all day, as well as sharing their own knowledge about living on the street.
Even educators are getting involved. At #OccupyWallSt, a friend and professor taught a class on the stock market this week, and she heard of an ex-Lehman banker teaching one on the Glass-Steagall Act.
In other words, the occupations are functioning as a nationwide free school or teach-in, a university of the streets. This is a fascinating free educational dynamic occurring across the country and world
Here’s the article…
Here’s a great video of Anya discussing Alternative Education…