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Dalla CIA al GFE

NEW YORK – Gli Stati Uniti hanno bisogno di spostare la spesa pubblica dalla guerra all’istruzione, di passare da un regime appoggiato dalla CIA a un nuovo Fondo Globale per l'Educazione (GFE). Con centinaia di milioni di bambini in tutto il mondo che non vanno a scuola, o in scuole con insegnanti sotto-qualificati, la mancanza di computer, le classi affollate e senza elettricità, molte parti del mondo sono dirette verso una massiccia instabilità, disoccupazione e povertà . Il ventunesimo secolo apparterrà ai paesi che educano correttamente i loro giovani a partecipare in maniera produttiva all'economia globale.

L'attuale squilibrio nella spesa statunitense per l'istruzione globale e i programmi militari è sconcertante: 1 miliardo di dollari all'anno sul primo e circa 900 miliardi di dollari sull’ultimo. I programmi militari includono il Pentagono (circa 600 miliardi di dollari), la Cia e agenzie collegate (circa 60 miliardi di dollari), Dipartimento di sicurezza interna (circa 50 miliardi di dollari), sistemi di armi nucleari al di fuori del Pentagono (circa 30 miliardi di dollari) e programmi di veterani (circa 160 miliardi di dollari).

Cosa credevano i politici e i policymaker statunitensi nelle loro menti giuste che la sicurezza nazionale degli Stati Uniti è correttamente perseguita attraverso un rapporto spese militari- spese di istruzione di 900 a 1? Naturalmente, gli Stati Uniti non sono da soli. Arabia Saudita, Iran e Israele stanno tutti sperperando ingenti somme in una spasmodica corsa agli armamenti nel Medio Oriente, dove gli Stati Uniti sono il principale finanziatore e fornitore di armi. Cina e Russia stanno anche aumentando vertiginosamente le spese militari, nonostante le loro priorità nazionali urgenti. Stiamo, a quanto pare, andando incontro a una nuova corsa agli armamenti tra le maggiori potenze, nel momento in cui ciò che è veramente necessario è una gara pacifica all'istruzione e allo sviluppo sostenibile.

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