Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

resistance is futile (not!)

The Problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell.

Read all about the "Rubric for Filing" and the "Multi-Modal Pumpkin Unit"
in Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid
by Jonathan Kozol
from Harper’s Magazine, September 2005

In this article, Kozol writes about class and race inequity in the US education system. He also discusses the effects of a curriculum designed to produce 'productive citizens' has on students and teachers.

"Forcing an absurdity on teachers does teach something," said an African-American professor. "It teaches acquiescence. It breaks down the will to thumb your nose at pointless protocols to call absurdity 'absurd'."

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