In Class Dismissed, 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 Using Sophisticated Analysis Combined With Personal Experience In The Classroom, Marsh Not Only Shows That Education Has Little Impact On Poverty And Inequality, But That Our Mistaken Beliefs Actively Shape The Way We Structure Our Schools And What We Teach In ThemRather Than Focus Attention On The Hierarchy Of Jobs And Power Where Most Jobs Require Relatively Little Education, And The Poor Enjoy Very Little Political Power Money Is Funneled Into Educational Endeavors That Ultimately Do Nothing To Challenge Established Social Structures, And In Fact Reinforce Them And When Educational Programs Prove Ineffective At Reducing Inequality, The Ones Whom These Programs Were Intended To Help End Up Blaming Themselves Marsh S Struggle To Grasp The Connection Between Education, Poverty, And Inequality Is Both Powerful And Poignant
Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the Goodreads database.John Marsh is assistant professor of English at Penn State University In addition to many articles and reviews, he is the author of You Work Tomorrow An Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929 1941, which won the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing.
- 255 pages
- Class Dismissed
- John Marsh
- 05 September 2019 John Marsh