Articles in class & inequality tagged with education

Victoria Baena

Education is not inherently liberatory: it has always been an arena for broader struggles over who has access to knowledge and to what ends learning is put.

Nichola Lowe

To support the work of the future, we must promote workers’ skills as crucial to technological progress.

Marshall Steinbaum

Why the left’s turn from higher education has coincided with a newfound conservative appreciation for it.

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Agnes Callard

Two new books take aim at the moral failures of meritocracy. But we can advocate for a more just society without giving up on merit.

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Anne McDonough Daniel E. Ho Oluchi Mbonu

We know that faculty retirement policies shape racial and gender diversity on campus. What universities do now in the face of COVID-19 will have long-term consequences.

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Astra Taylor Todd Wolfson

Astra Taylor talks with Rutgers faculty union president Todd Wolfson about organizing academic communities in the age of COVID-19.

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Alberto Bruzos Moro Roberto Rey Agudo Yuliya Komska

Media stories praising online language learning as an inexpensive way to take a “vacation” during COVID-19 have expressed astonishingly little curiosity about the conditions under which gig-economy language teachers labor.

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Angus Deaton Joshua Cohen

Boston Review talks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton about COVID-19, the relationship between culture, financial hardship, and health, and why capitalism’s flaws are proving fatal for America’s working class. 

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Lelac Almagor

Accountability is important. But tests that tie school funding to student performance only make things worse.

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Richard Ford

A judge has ruled in favor of Harvard in a high-profile case about affirmative action. But recent admissions scandals all point to a deeper problem—the presumption that elitism could ever be democratized.