Rebel Teacher

“The struggle between the social forces of oppressor and oppressed is not about stale events in history and must not be taught as such. It has to be framed as an ongoing, protracted, struggle, a struggle that we are all either engaged in on some level, or tacitly supporting the status quo. School culture, with its police, administration, teachers, objectively represent the status quo. As an institution of the ruling class, a central purpose of the educational system is to promote and protect their interests and perspective. The inclusion of oppressed peoples in that institution does not change this central point; it only gives it nuance”.

RT