Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weekly Podcast: What Can We Learn From Egypt?

For the first time in their history Egyptians are pursuing their own liberty and we all watched as they took a great leap toward true freedom when their president for the past several decades, Hosni Mubarak, stepped down. This followed an uprising in Tunisia that led to the ouster of long-time dictator. Since the removal of Mubarak, uprisings have spread to Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Iran. Across the Middle East citizens are publicly venting frustration over decades worth of neglect and injustice.

It remains to be seen over an extended period of time what will surface as a result of the revolution in Egypt and elsewhere. However, the short term impact is significant and demands attention. Specifically, what lessons can educators share with students about the revolution in Egypt?