Monthly Archives: September 2010

American History without the Working Class — Again!

As interesting and insightful as American Prospect reviewer Sarah Igo makes it seem, I am not going to read Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character by Berkeley sociologist Claude Fischer. According to Igo, Fischer is … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors, Issues, Jack Metzgar, Understanding Class | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Education or Exploitation? For-profit schools and working-class students

If you read yesterday’s New York Times, you may have noticed the full-page ad, paid for by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest for-profit education providers in the US.  The ad urged readers to contact our Congressional representatives to … Continue reading

Posted in Class and Education, Contributors, Issues, Sherry Linkon | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Thinking Through Stories: Journalism Education, The Liberal Arts, and the Working Class

I’ve been thinking and writing a lot lately (as have many others) about the state of the university, the media, and the role of liberal arts education in both, and how the shifting ideas about each might affect working-class students, … Continue reading

Posted in Class and Education, Contributors, Issues | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

What Workers Really Need This Labor Day

For some, Labor Day marks the end of summer, one of the few remaining days to have a cook-out, and the time of year when public-school children return to school from summer vacation. For others, Labor Day is when retailers … Continue reading

Posted in Contributors, Issues, The Working Class and the Economy | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments