Flipping the Script: Pedagogy, Theater and Radical Organizing in Schools of Poverty


there are, at this point, numerous books testifying to the dismal state of American public education in the communities, primarily of color, that have been marginalized and abandoned by our increasingly austere system. And beyond the exposés of the moral scandal of de facto educational apartheid in the contemporary United States, there are many detailed critiques of the particular neoliberal history of the test-obsessed epistemological apparatus that undergirds this system. But what Jay Gillen offers in Educating for Insurgency is something vital and missing – a rigorous analysis of the terms of student struggle in what he calls “schools of poverty.”

Source: truth-out.org

pedagogy of the oppressed to counter neoliberal control

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