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  1. Against School
    How public education cripples our kids, and why

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    An essay by a retired teacher on the infantilization of children by the public school system. This intellectual history of US public school curiculum reveals that it was conceived as a democratic means to a reflexively obedient work force.
  2. Badass Teachers Unite! Reflections on Education, History, and Youth Activism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Collection of essays on education and youth activism draws from Naison's research on Bronx History and his experiences defending teachers and students from school reform policies which undermine their power and creativity. Naison's focus is identifying teaching and organizing strategies that have worked effectively in New York, and could be implemented in impoverished communities elsewhere.
  3. The Bishop Strachan School
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  4. Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  5. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 4 - November 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  6. Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    John Marsh debunks a myth cherished by journalists, politicians, and economists: that growing poverty and inequality in the United States can be solved through education. Marsh shows that education has little impact on poverty and inequality, and that our mistaken beliefs actively shape the way we structure our schools and what we teach in them.
  7. Class Warfare
    The Assault on Canada's School

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    The authors show that the attack on schools has been mounted by representatives of big business who stand to make a fortune by privatizing education, aided by the religious right, who want to control what is taught -- and not taught -- in our schools.
  8. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  9. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  10. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  11. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  12. A crisis manufactured by the Harris government
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    Moving at breakneck speed to ram through ill-conceived ideologically driven schemes with mindless arrogance.
  13. Dewey, John
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer. (1859-1952).
  14. Dumbing Us Down
    The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2017
    After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning "disabilities" are skyrocketing, and children and youth are increasingly disaffected.
  15. The Education Deform Fraud
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Book Review of "Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools" By Diane Ravitch.
  16. John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an egalitarian atheist who explicitly opposed patriarchy, corresponded with progressive thinkers including Paul Goodman and Noam Chomsky, and helped initiate the still emerging children’s rights movement.
  17. Letter to Ontario Minister of Education and Training John Snobelen
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    The actions of your government have made us all take a good look at what we have taken for granted for many years in Ontario and have forced us to stand up for the things we value most -- a caring society with quality universal public education system.
  18. Living and Learning
    The Report of the Provincial Committee on Aims and Objectives of Education in the Schools of Ontario

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1969
    The "Hall-Dennis" Report, proposing new objectives and direction in education in Ontario.
  19. A Nation of Little Lebowski Urban Achievers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The religion of self-improvement is a way of redirecting criticisms or outrage from socio-economic structures back to the individual, imprisoning any reformist or revolutionary impulse within our own feelings of inadequacy – which is why the process of improving our nation’s schools has taken on the tone of a spiritual cleansing rather than a political reckoning. Now, instead of saying “our socioeconomic system is failing us,” an entire generation of children will learn to say, “I have failed myself.”
  20. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
    Back to School

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Education - about the world, and about social change in particular - is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which education and educational institutions are changing. We also look at ways in which education is used to bring about change.
  21. Our Generation
    Volume 9 Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1973
  22. School Reform and the Attack on Public Education
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    The education reform movement is part of a wider corporate and government plan to undermine democracy and strengthen corporate domination of our society.
  23. Skills Mania
    Snake Oil in Our Schools?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Davis argues that the purpose of education should not be primarily that of teaching skills useful in the job market.
  24. Teach for America: The Hidden Curriculum of Liberal Do-Gooders
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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.
  25. A Witness to Destroying Schools
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Book Review of "Schoolhouse Shams: Myths and Misinformation in School Reform" by Peter Downs.

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