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Teaching Work and Learning from Working-Class Students

It was my freshman year at university, and we were just back from Easter break for the first tutorial of the summer term. The seminar leader, an older middle-class professor, went around the table asking each of us what we … Continue reading

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Taking Working-Class Students Seriously

As I wrote last week, I was initially surprised by the claim that working-class students are less likely to graduate if they attend a working-class college or university than if they go to a more selective school.  While working-class schools … Continue reading

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Hard Lessons: The Challenges of Teaching about Class

I’m teaching a course on working-class culture this semester, a course that always reminds me in forceful ways of just how complex and elusive a topic class is.  That’s one reason why it often gets left out of the curriculum.  … Continue reading

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Improving Working-Class Education

Conventional wisdom tells us that these days everyone has to go to college.  It’s become what high school once was:  the basic requirement for employment. That may be an exaggeration, but even if college isn’t absolutely necessary, it does increase … Continue reading

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