Are We Winning?

The Obama administration’s new rhetoric on testing shows the tide may be turning against corporate education reformers.


Education is not a design problem with a technical solution. It’s a social and political project neoliberals want to innovate away.

The Case for Cinderblocks

Reading Astra Taylor’s n+1 essay “Unschooling,” I was reminded of my first   semester in a classroom. Like many student teachers, I’d been offended by the idea of myself as an authority figure. Standing in front of the class at the chalkboard felt like a lie. Was I smarter than my students? No. Did I know […]

Megan Erickson

Megan Erickson is an editor at Jacobin and the author of Class War: The Privatization of Childhood.