Books for your bucks
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | June 5, 2015

    Chip Kidd: IMG Powell's Q&A: Chip Kidd



    Describe your latest book. Judge This is a book that evolved out of discussions with the TED Books team, chiefly my editor Michelle Quint. It is a... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Judge This

      Chip Kidd 9781476784786

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$13.95
List price: $24.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Education- General

This title in other editions

Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality

by

Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality Cover

ISBN13: 9781583672433
ISBN10: 1583672435
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $13.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In Class Dismissed, John Marsh debunks a myth cherished by journalists, politicians, and economists: that growing poverty and inequality in the United States can be solved through education. Using sophisticated analysis combined with personal experience in the classroom, Marsh not only shows that education has little impact on poverty and inequality, but that our mistaken beliefs actively shape the way we structure our schools and what we teach in them.

Rather than focus attention on the hierarchy of jobs and power—where most jobs require relatively little education, and the poor enjoy very little political power—money is funneled into educational endeavors that ultimately do nothing to challenge established social structures, and in fact reinforce them. And when educational programs prove ineffective at reducing inequality, the ones whom these programs were intended to help end up blaming themselves. Marshs struggle to grasp the connection between education, poverty, and inequality is both powerful and poignant.

Book News Annotation:

Many of us living in the first world have been led to believe that education is the most important step toward financial stability. While this may have been true for past generations, our current state of financial inequality is a problem which, on a case by case basis, often cannot be remedied via education. Marsh (English, Penn State U.) tackles the true nature of inequality and the illusion of education. While many political leaders on both sides of the political spectrum claim that higher education is the answer, Marsh claims that the true answer is the abolition of inequality. This book is intended for those considering the pursuit of higher education. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

John Marsh is assistant professor of English at Penn State University. In addition to many articles and reviews, he is the author of You Work Tomorrow: An Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929-1941, which won the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Michael C Dawson, August 1, 2011 (view all comments by Michael C Dawson)
Great book on a crucial topic.

But, yo, Powell's: The author of this book is John Marsh, not Elton John!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583672433
Author:
Marsh, John
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Author:
John, Elton
Author:
Marsh, John Marsh
Author:
John
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
328

Other books you might like

  1. White Oleander (Oprah's Book Club)
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. A Land of Sheltered Promise
    Used Trade Paper $6.50

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Education » Administration
Education » Assessment
Education » General
Education » School Reform and Controversy
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Pharmacology
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Professional Medical Reference

Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$13.95 In Stock
Product details 328 pages Monthly Review Press - English 9781583672433 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.