Revolution in the Classroom: Part 2, Meritocracy and Social Mobility

Gareth Stevens continues with his longer discussion of the interplay between modern education, neo-liberalism, meritocracy and democracy. In part two he discusses how false notions of meritocracy and social mobility conspire to block students from developing meaningful aspirations and argues that education is fundamentally flawed in this country. Rather than encouraging our children to be happy and emotionally buoyant, our system prioritizes a materialist and … Continue reading Revolution in the Classroom: Part 2, Meritocracy and Social Mobility