A Draft Of My #TEDxRevolution Speech: A Kid’s Responsibility to Freedom

Jose Vilson Jose 12 Comments

I‘ll start by saying I’ve taught now for the better part of six years, all in public school. As an NYC Teaching Fellow, learning how to teach while teaching isn’t the best part of the job. Teaching, however, is. It’s a liberating experience because it’s the answer to the question of “What will you contribute to the Earth’s future?” Those of us who consider ourselves advocates hold high expectations when …

Question and Answer Session on #LoveforPublicEd (Freire Strikes Again)

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

Here’s the question from @kandeezie: How does a particular perspective (e.g. Feminism, Anti-Racism, Critical Pedagogy) critique the functioning of schooling in society? My answer? Well, any perspective you take, whether revolutionary or not, changes what your definition of schooling should be. I don’t know many who like education as is. If you’re a feminist, you wonder about the perpetual patriarchal reinforcement through the explorers and thinkers model. Anti-racism? Exclusion of …