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Articles in Class & Inequality tagged with Education

Christopher Newfield

Institutional reform is no match for pervasive structural inequality.

Victoria Baena

Education is not inherently liberatory: it has always been an arena for broader struggles over who has access to knowledge and to what ends learning is put.

Nichola Lowe
To support the work of the future, we must promote workers’ skills as crucial to technological progress.
Marshall Steinbaum

Why the left’s turn from higher education has coincided with a newfound conservative appreciation for it.

Agnes Callard

Two new books take aim at the moral failures of meritocracy. But we can advocate for a more just society without giving up on merit.

Anne McDonough, Oluchi Mbonu, Daniel E. Ho

How faculty retirement policies shape racial and gender diversity on campus.

Todd Wolfson, Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor talks with Rutgers faculty union president Todd Wolfson about organizing academic communities in the age of COVID-19.

Roberto Rey Agudo, Alberto Bruzos Moro, Yuliya Komska
Media stories praising online language learning as an inexpensive way to take a “vacation” during COVID-19 have expressed astonishingly little curiosity about the conditions under which gig-economy language teachers labor.
Angus Deaton, Joshua Cohen
Boston Review talks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton about COVID-19, the relationship between culture, financial hardship, and health, and why capitalism’s flaws are proving fatal for America’s working class. 
Lelac Almagor
Accountability is important. But tests that tie school funding to student performance only make things worse.