In America, school is preparation for “real” life. In the early Soviet Union, school was filled with life.
Megan Erickson is an editor at Jacobin and the author of Class War: The Privatization of Childhood.
The Obama administration’s new rhetoric on testing shows the tide may be turning against corporate education reformers.
Childhood has become a period of high-stakes preparation for life in a stratified economy.
Education is not a design problem with a technical solution. It’s a social and political project neoliberals want to innovate away.
The Chicago teachers’ strike was a victory for workers around the country. But how do we move from homegrown resistance to a national movement that could ignite a shift in public policy?
The Outsourced Self reviewed.
Now, instead of saying “our socioeconomic system is failing us,” an entire generation of children will learn to say, “I have failed myself.”