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Paulo Freire

No Student Should Have to Be "White Enough" to Succeed in School

Anindya Kundu | Posted 09.23.2016 | Education
Anindya Kundu

By the end of this semester if I can get that student to realize that she does not need to appear "white enough" to succeed, or that at least in my class she does not, I will consider that a victory.

An Interview with a Revolutionary, Professor Peter McLaren

Creston Davis | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Creston Davis

"My advice to teachers is to democratize access in your institutions so that working families from urban and rural sectors can attend, and give the poor the same chance to prepare for higher education as the rich since the goal of education is to create an egalitarian society."

Colleges as Agents of Change -- The Public Work Approach

Harry Boyte | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

There needs to be much wider knowledge about the "democracy's college" tradition, its public work approach to creating change, and its differences with the politics of protest.

Love: Who Cares?

Dan Butin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Dan Butin

I am as such much more interested in the question of "how" than of "what." How can we truly hear our students? How do reciprocal partnerships look and work? How do youth engage in their own learning? How is equality sustainability?

Pedagogy of the Depressed

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

Can students really be taught critical thinking, civics, and citizenship skills in a standardized format that values conformity? Will relying on MOOCs and automation in the long-term turn professors into "delivery managers" and students into automatons and passive consumers rather than citizens?

Will the Real Students Please Stand Up?

Nikhil Goyal | Posted 05.27.2012 | Teen
Nikhil Goyal

In the education reform conversation, we have heard from educators, parents, administrators, and policymakers, but we are missing the most authentic, indispensable voice -- the student.

Liberation Psychology and the Occupy Movement

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

While the term liberation psychology is less commonly known in the United States than in Latin America, the spirit of liberation psychology has been e...

The Missing Piece in the Battle for U.S. Democracy

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

In America, "corporatocracy" has transformed into something closer to democracy. We must acknowledge the reality that for millions of Americans, subjugation has in fact resulted in mental slavery.

John McWhorter, Party of One

Taylor Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Harris

Conservative scholar and author, John McWhorter, who created a list of people he would erase from black history, misses an opportunity to dig deeper and reveal a poignant tension in our racial history.