HOMEWORK: More Listening for the Conversation: Education & the Occupy Movement

After reading through all of your reflective essays over the last week or so, I thought it would be helpful for all of us to return to this conversation on public education, reform, and intersections of race and class on our learning.

  1. For MONDAY, read the article, published in The New York Times: “One Percent Education.”*
  2. Listen to the January 18th report (about 15 minutes) from Democracy Now on the banning of ethnic studies programs in Tucson, AZ schools. To view, paste the following link in a new browser window: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/1/18/debating_tucson_school_districts_book_ban

*Not familiar with the concept of the 1 percent that the NYT author refers to in his article? Brush up on your current events and get some background on the Occupy Movement. See also Occupy Education, one wing of the larger, global Occupy movement.

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