yesterday’s rally at union square.
made me proud of humans/nyc/americans… made me sad for the people who chose to go to work/watch tv/eat dog shit or whatever else was so fucking important….
wake up you stupid fucking slaves.
marching past people shopping on mayday…. wake the fuck up
In response to Jean Anyon (on Social Class and School Knowledge) and Samuel Bowles (Unequal Education and The Reproduction of the Social Division of Labor)
When training workers:
Teach them none of their own history (no history of the working class). Do not teach them about their classes’ situation of conflict with powerful business and political groups, its “long history of dissent and struggle for economic dignity.” Teach a people that their own interests and values are of little worth in the market system and should not be taught or respected.
Can societal inequalities be overcome by curriculum and teaching practices?
In part. The same way that the school system can function like other institutional powers to reproduce the power dynamics of larger society, it can also be ONE PART of civil resistance and re-education. It cannot do it alone. There needs to be change enacted through the media, the religious institutions, from fiscal and social policy makers and through other avenues as well. The social inequalities that result in poor student performance are not going to change just by giving students from these groups surface solutions like dual-language programs, social promotion, and equal opportunity, for example.