By Megan Erickson
What the USA has at stake while a few teenagers visit college hungry and others trip in $1,000 strollers
In an age of austerity, elite company schooling reformers have discovered new how one can move the prices of elevating young ones from the kingdom to person households. Public faculties, tasked with offering schooling, childcare, activity education, foodstuff, and social companies to low-income young children, fight with cutbacks. in the meantime, inner most faculties promise to nurture the minds and personalities of destiny execs to the music of $40,000 a yr. As Class War unearths, this example didn’t occur by way of chance.
In the media, academic luck is framed due to parental offerings and average talents. honestly the rich are ever extra capable of safe merits for his or her kids, deepening the rifts among wealthy and negative. The longer those divisions persist, the more severe the consequences.
Drawing on Erickson’s personal event as a instructor within the ny urban college approach, Class War unearths how sleek schooling has develop into the true “hunger games,” stealing chance and desire from deprived young ones for the good thing about the well-to-do.
“Informed through her personal reviews within the school room, Erickson stocks her outrage over the disparities among the haves and the remaining with a clear-eyed research. A counterweight to ‘reformers’ whose anti-union, corporatization of schooling threatens the very tenets of our democratic society.” —Annette Fuentes, journalist and writer of Lockdown High
“Megan Erickson is aware the school room isn't really a solvent for sophistication society. yet she recollects that it may be approximately anything greater than category replica. there's not more reliable a advisor to education in capitalist the US than this book.” —Corey Robin, journalist and writer of The Reactionary Mind and Fear: The background of a Political Idea
“Cogently written and with a far-ranging, sharp research. somebody who desires to comprehend the connection among academic inequality and the privatization of public schooling should still learn this book!” —Wayne Au, editor of Rethinking Schools and writer of Unequal through Design
“Megan Erickson deftly skewers neoliberal myths approximately schooling and child-rearing during this must-read e-book, for you to be richly informative even to readers who're already severe of the established order. Erickson is without doubt one of the such a lot crucial thinkers in this subject.” —Liza Featherstone, journalist and writer of Selling girls Short and Students opposed to Sweatshops
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