Articles in class & inequality tagged with education

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Samuel Bowles Joshua Cohen

The postwar generation understood why a prosperous working class is crucial to the economy. Can economics be accessible again to ordinary Americans?

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Michelle Obama’s new book reduces racial inequality to a matter of psychological impairment that can be overcome through grit and grin.

Teachers with Guns Boston Review
Thomas Baxter

What happens when a school district votes to arm teachers? A Rust Belt educator takes us through the grim realities of training to kill one of his own students.

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Albert W. Dzur

Education’s most important job is to teach students to take an active role in their democracy, starting in their own communities.

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Henry A. Giroux

Striking teachers and student activists have a common enemy.

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Jeffrey Aaron Snyder

A controversial new book highlights the dire straits of the U.S. education system, but offers misguided and irresponsible ideas for fixing it.

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Ayesha Ramachandran Marta Figlerowicz

The best teaching is always intimate. Today's universities make it difficult to talk about that.

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Marshall Steinbaum

When higher education is a prerequisite for getting a job that pays better than minimum wage, we cannot stop until it is free and accessible to all. The good news is we have done this once before.

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Archon Fung

Three new books draw a disturbing picture of America as a system of compounding inequality driven by a hereditary meritocracy of professional elites.

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Steven M. Teles Henry Farrell

Nancy MacLean’s new book has set off a heated debate. But strong claims require strong evidence, and mistakes could mislead liberals and the left.