While some historians prevaricate and wring their hands about the necessity, or lack thereof, of tearing down statues that no longer match contemporary values, I find myself mostly indifferent. I’ve never been much for symbolic victories in the face of real, material, oppression and violence. I realize that as a settler, my viewpoint is inherently limited. … Continue reading When We Finish with the Statues and Street Names, Let’s Get On with the Hard Part
Talking about the moral economy of schools and classrooms helps us move beyond thinking about learning environments and processes as a set of discrete strategies. Instead, it provides a holistic account of how the strategies we choose function in relation to one another. It helps us see what kind of learning system we are producing and what kinds of students it in turn produces.