Paulo Freire

Are You a 1%er or a 99%er in the #OccupyTheClassroom Movement?

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

Good friend Stephen Lazar hit an essay out of the park yesterday (which he published early this morning). It’s worth the read because the rest of what I’m about to say is going to stir a bit of conversation around what’s what. First, a quote: I think we, the teachers, have to bare some blame for setting the conditions that led to the Occupy movement.  Too many of us (and …

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 …