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His demonstration against authority continued when he refused to re-enrol at the college after being granted permission by the administration to return to school. Instead, Aronowitz spent the next 15 years primarily working in steel mills and factories around New York and New Jersey. It was during this time he developed strong ties to the labor movement and began to understand the struggle among the social classes in America. Also, during this time, Aronowitz became interested in community organizing and turned his skills toward union work.

In particular, effective early childhood programs should offer heritage language instruction saturated with these components – love, respect, and positive attitude – in contrast to Englishonly instruction (Bartolomé, 1998; 2008a). Bartolomé also calls attention to the political and ideological contexts of minority education – the widespread English-only legacy – which institutionalizes a racist approach of banning the use of non-English languages and confirms the unjust, asymmetrical power in education.

While teaching can be a “common sense” affair, Chomsky notably advises teachers to meaningfully tap into student interest and their natural curiosities where learning is relevant and intrinsic, which can evolve through a process of exploration, discovery, and creativity. This act of discovery naturally will promote innovations and economic growth, not as a primary goal, but as a logical extension or outcome of education (Chomsky, 2012a). Providing an example of what a more democratic and critical thinking model looks like, Chomsky describes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a place where discovery is freely encouraged due to the entire university’s scientific focus.

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