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Chapter Nine: Social Justice in the Classroom? It Would Be a Good Idea
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Social Justice in the Classroom? It Would Be a Good Idea
Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn’t help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?
More money is put into prisons than into schools. That, in itself, is the description of a nation bent on suicide. I mean, what is more precious to us than our own children? We are going to build a lot more prisons if we do not deal with the schools and their inequalities.
The single largest variable that predicts SAT scores is family income. If you want higher SAT scores, you need to get your kids born into wealthier families. You know, it’s great to tell kids to pull themselves up by their own boot straps, but you better put boots on them first.
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