[pp.int.general] UK action idea: in schools
gareth at garethnelson.com
Thu Nov 18 10:29:04 CET 2010
That is an important point but needs expansion:
Schools in general tend to be gatekeepers of the current status quo -
they teach what is mainstream and accepted and do not like to go
against the establishment.
Teaching "X is illegal, but not immoral - in fact X is a good and
right thing to do" is unlikely to happen in most schools - a few brave
teachers might do it and risk their jobs, but otherwise it's not
likely to happen. I think we might get much better luck trying to get
schools to remain politically neutral rather than (as some appear to
do now) teaching students the copyright propaganda.
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 1:07 AM, Amelia Andersdotter <teirdes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I also want to reconnect to this topic and also empathise what RMS
>> stated eariler, something like:
>> "If file sharing is right or wrong is not a legal issue. It is a moral issue."
> i read an interesting comment from SSU in Stockholm (social democratic
> youth) about schools in general the other day.
> the core message is "education without conflicting information is
> useless and removes all interest", with which he means that schools
> can't possibly be there only to teach "consolidated" information.
> it's a thread pirate parties should pick up, i feel, if for nothing else
> than for the fact that with for instance copyright infringement schools
> are unkeen to teach conflict.
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