"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Educate to Organize, Organize to Educate

Mark Warren, whose career at Harvard was cut short because his work was more aligned with Paulo Freire than Milton Friedman, became the first recipient of Cambridge College's annual Social Justice Award last Fall.  In speaking to the gathering at the 2011 CC convocation, Dr. Warren's presentation focused on sharing his latest research that was published in 2011 by Oxford U. Press: A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing As a Catalyst for School Reform.  His message is one of challenge and hope, and offers tangible examples of people at the neighborhood level gaining power over their schools through organizing and educating.  Rated G for good stuff.

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