Obama’s Hypocrisy on Education

In a recent article that’s gotten a lot of social media buzz, Ta-Nehisi Coates critiques the way that Barack and Michelle Obama address black America. He did a great job so I’m not going to touch on his arguments. But what jumped out at me as I read Coates’ article, was the First Couple’s message…

Education and the Economy (Part 2)

“Under corporate capitalism, the objectives of liberal educational reform are contradictory: It is precisely because of its role as producer of an alienated and stratified labor force that the educational system has developed its repressive and unequal structure. In the history of U.S. education, it is the integrative function which has dominated the purpose of…

Education and the Economy (Part 1)

A recent Associated Press analysis of government data revealed that about half of young college grads are unemployed or underemployed. According to AP, “about 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed.” As disheartening as these numbers are, they’re not that surprising. The recession…