critical pedagogy, race/class


  1. Miles Corak. Who’s Your Daddy? New York Times, July 30, 2013.
  2. Andrea Guthmann. Tutors, private test prep coaches, homework therapists. Rich kids have all the academic advantages money can buy. But at what cost? Chicago Tribune, April 5, 2019.
  3. Christine Brigid Malsbary. Standardized Tests are a Form of Racial Profiling. Common Dreams, October 26, 2015.
  4. Vox. The school-to-prison pipeline, explained. Jan 11, 2016 [3.15]

  1. Freire, P. (2000). Pedagogy of the oppressed (M.B. Ramos, Trans.) (30th anniversary edition). New York: Continuum Books. Ch. 2, read first 11 paragraphs up to [Footnote #1: Simone de Beauvoir…

6.  Video on critical pedagogy

7.  Critical pedagogy: concepts, tactics, and the future of emancipatory education. (February 20, 2012). Message posted to:


  1.  Readings #1-4 describe outline forms of systemic inequality along lines of race and class that are reinforced by schooling.
    • What’s the story they tell?  How do these systems work?  Thought question to which you needn’t respond:  What are other parts of this systemic inequality that are not explicitly mentioned?
    • What is your experience of high-stakes testing regimes?
    • In what ways, if any, are these forms of school-based systemic inequality repped by the entertainment industries?
  2. Your responses to the critical pedagogy readings (#5-7)?  Select one idea to share in class.  Include a direct quote.   What seems interesting and important about these ideas?


Written assignments are single-spaced & typed in Times New Roman or Arial (size 12 font), 1-inch margins all around. Remember to proofread. Include a heading (single-spaced) that includes name, date, assignment title.  Turn in as a paper document.

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