“Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation” Book Talk
5th & K | Cullen | June 07,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jeff Bale and Brian Jones sign and discuss Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation. Michele Bollinger will introduce. 

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, a conservative, bipartisan consensus dominates about what’s wrong with our schools and how to fix them. In each case, those solutions scapegoat teachers, vilify our unions, and promise more private control and market mentality as the answer. In each case, students lose—especially students of color and the children of the working class and the poor. This book, written by teacher activists, speaks back to that elite consensus. It draws on the ideas and experiences of social justice educators concerned with fighting against racism and for equality, and those of activists oriented on recapturing the radical roots of the labor movement. Informed by a revolutionary vision of pedagogy, schools, and education, it paints a radical critique of education in Corporate America, past and present, and contributes to a vision of alternatives for education and liberation.

Free and open to all! Book will be available for purchase at the Global Exchange store located at Busboys and Poets, 5th & K. 

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