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Tag Archives: middle class
I recently graded 32 final projects from my course on working-class literature at the University of Pittsburgh. The assignment had invited students to use whatever forms of writing or other media would allow them to express what they had been … Continue reading
I am not against excellence. I just think it’s over-rated as an aspiration. In fact, I think aspiration itself may be over-rated. When I see excellence — when I’m competent to recognize it (and in many fields, like science and … Continue reading
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