Education

The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation

The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation

Rancière's classic book on education is committed to the idea of 'the equality of intelligence'.

Education for Critical Conssciousness

Paulo Freire

Two essays on education as critical dialogue towards autonomy.

Paulo Freire: A Critical Encounter

Paulo Freire: A Critical Encounter

An anthology of essays on Paulo Freire.

Citizens for better science

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The left should advocate for free access to not only scientific literature and data but also the means of production of science.

The Poverty of Student Unions

Institutions exist to do the exact opposite of their stated aims. The police force don’t exist to protect you and stop crime, but instead to keep you in line and to facilitate a unilaterial class war.

Schools don’t exist to educate people and teach them how to think independently, but rather to indoctrinate and create obedient workers.

Governments don’t exist to enact the political will of the people but to frustrate it.

Against the (new and old) familism - down with the family! - humanaesfera

A critique of the family as well as of the ideas of reforming it. The article also deals with the changes of the family in capitalist society, in which there is an increasingly real subsumption of human reproduction to capital.

USA: The Role of the Union in the Teachers Strikes

It should be common sense that workers can only use their collective strength if united in some body which includes them all. But that assumes that the unions today are representative of the workers. Under modern capitalist conditions the union exists to mediate wage labour on behalf of the state. The unions’ existence as permanent bodies means they have to comply with the rules of the capitalist game. They have become another layer of management within the system.

New Class Composition, New Struggles

After years of falling wages and worsening working conditions are we now seeing a new shape to the working class?

Teacher Strikes Show Social Movements the Way Forward

Michael Reagan of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation on the lessons that can be learned from the current wave of education workers' struggles in the US.

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

First published in Portuguese in 1968 Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed is a classic text in the field of radical pedagogy.