Links, 5/18/09

  • Pedagogy of the Oppressor, by Sol Stern – fta: Pedagogy of the Oppressed was one of the most frequently assigned texts in their philosophy of education courses…. Pedagogy of the Oppressed mentions none of the issues that troubled education reformers throughout the twentieth century: testing, standards, curriculum, the role of parents, how to organize schools, what subjects should be taught in various grades, how best to train teachers, the most effective way of teaching disadvantaged students. This ed-school bestseller is, instead, a utopian political tract calling for the overthrow of capitalist hegemony and the creation of classless societies.”
  • Mac malware is on the rise, just as I’m thinking about getting one.
  • The politics of detergent – yes, this is an excellent read.
  • best.comic.ever.

1 Comment

  1. Holy CRAP! That City Journal article makes my blood boil. I don’t know whether to laugh hysterically or cry profusely after reading this testimonial from a 4th grader subjected to the theory:

    “I thought math was just a subject they implanted on us just because they felt like it, but now I realize that you could use math to defend your rights and realize the injustices around you.”


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