Saturday, July 1, 2017

Class War: The Privatization of Childhood, Introduction!

We are so excited that you are all interested in a group reading of Class War. This book is super accessible and incredibly well researched. Erickson very concisely and coherently analyzes and critiques the causes and consequences of the neoliberal turn in education and childhood more generally. Erickson writes from the perspective of a teacher, activist, and social theorist--she is able to draw on personal experiences in order to critique the system as it is, but also outline a vision for a more equitable and just educational system by drawing on critical pedagogy and feminist theory.   

We're going to cover the book in 4 sessions beginning on July 12th. The schedule is as follows: 

7/12: Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2 (Public Schooling: Who Listens, Who Speaks? and A Nation at Risk? The Policy Landscape of Public Education)

7/26: Chapter 3 (Edutopia: Against Technical Fixes to Political Problems)

8/9: Chapter 4 & Conclusion (Every Child Should Have 100 Parents: Against Personal Fixes to Political Problems, and Conclusion: A Caring Society)

Final meeting Date TBD based on member availability 

The first meeting will be on Wednesday, July 12 from 5:30-7pm at 814 S. Sheridan St #6

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