Perhaps we should rethink where we are heading. Now, more than ever it is important for “Community” to be involved in the learning environment. It’s individuals that make a community and community which make individuals.
“A relevant education is not limited to a classroom, but seeks to contextualize the issues by the surrounding areas and people as parts of the learning environment.” (Education for Sustainable Development) Community!
Community members, many who were thrown away by the educational system should also have access to the educational environment. Nothing creates a vested interest as much as involvement does.