- Miles Corak. Who’s Your Daddy? New York Times, July 30, 2013.
- 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.
- Christine Brigid Malsbary. Standardized Tests are a Form of Racial Profiling. Common Dreams, October 26, 2015.
- Vox. The school-to-prison pipeline, explained. Jan 11, 2016 [3.15]
- 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: http://mylostwords.blogspot.com/
Reading questions – WRITTEN RESPONSES REQUIRED
- 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?
- 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.