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Class Warfare in the Classroom

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Posted on February 3 2010 12:00 pm

Malcolm A. Kline

In Boston, an English professor is trying to sell his class on society’s collective guilt when said students are already believers in personal responsibility.

“We must encourage students to access the antagonist class positions of texts in order to demonstrate how the oppositional voices contained in them identify evidence of class struggle,” Christopher Craig writes in the December 2009 issue of Radical Teacher, “a socialist, feminist and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching.” “Through this critical process, we can show how the values and interests of the dominant class are not universal but repressive, intended to keep the power relations between the ruling and working class one-sided.”

Read more at FrontPage Magazine.

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