Jacobin

Teach for America: the hidden curriculum of liberal do-gooders

Teach for America, suitably representative of the liberal education reform more generally, underwrites, intentionally or not, the conservative assumptions of the education reform movement: that teacher’s unions serve as barriers to quality education; that testing is the best way to assess quality education; that educating poor children is best done by institutionalizing them; that meritocracy is an end-in-itself; that social class is an unimportant variable in education reform; that education policy is best made by evading politics proper; and that faith in public school teachers is misplaced.

Civilization was once a popular subject.

Malcolm Harris on the pointlessness of trying to reinvigorate social-democracy.

Why not the autumn of the communes?: A response to the Jacobins

viva la commune!

A response to Jacobin magazine's discussion on the #Occupy movement, by a student who experienced the 2009-2010 University of California protests and occupations. The author relates the movements back to the 'communisation' tendency within recent events in France.

Baby, We’re All Anarchists Now - Malcolm Harris

Malcolm Harris writes about some of the emerging conflicts between anti-authoritarians and self-appointed leaders of the #Occupy Movement.

Occupied Wall Street: Some Tactical Thoughts - Malcolm Harris

Malcolm Harris talks about some of the limitations he sees at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.