Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty

Educating for Insurgency The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty A manifesto for today s broken schools Desegregation has failed Schools filled with black and brown students have become plantations of social control where the policing of behavior trumps the expand
  • Title: Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty
  • Author: Jay Gillen
  • ISBN: 9781849351997
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • A manifesto for today s broken schools.Desegregation has failed Schools filled with black and brown students have become plantations of social control, where the policing of behavior trumps the expanding of minds Radical teachers and organizers in American public schools must help young people fashion an insurgency That means, at the very least, seeing each student s reA manifesto for today s broken schools.Desegregation has failed Schools filled with black and brown students have become plantations of social control, where the policing of behavior trumps the expanding of minds Radical teachers and organizers in American public schools must help young people fashion an insurgency That means, at the very least, seeing each student s rebellion not as violation, but as communication.Jay Gillen writes with passion and compassion about the daily lives of poor students trapped in institutions that dismiss and degrade them In the spirit of Paulo Freire, and using the historical models of slave rebellions and Civil Rights struggles as guides, Gillen explains what sort of insurgency is needed and how to create it the tools and techniques required to build social, intellectual, and political power.This poetic manifesto of revolutionary educational reform belongs in the pocket of anyone who currently works in, suffers through, or simply cares about public schooling in this country.Jay Gillen teaches English in a Balti public school and has worked with the Balti Algebra Project since 1995, building math literacy among youth of color and youth experiencing poverty in US public schools.Bob Moses is an educator and Civil Rights activist He founded the Algebra Project in 1982.In Oakland, California on March 24, 2015 a fire destroyed the AK Press warehouse along with several other businesses Please consider visiting the AK Press website to learn about the fundraiser to help them and their neighbors.
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    2 thoughts on “Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty

    1. Jay Gillen Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty book, this is one of the most wanted Jay Gillen author readers around the world.

    2. Brilliant Like a glass of cool water in the desert Every teacher should read this, especially high school teachers, and admin, and anyone else making decisions for today s youth Education should be done with kids, not to them Gillen works as a teacher in Balti and his insight and his practice is exceptional I m going to buy up multiple copies of this and hand it out to teacher friends It s a quick read but inspirational so worth every minute.

    3. Educating for Insurgency is a brilliant treatise on how to fashion an insurgency within our current educational arrangement so that society may in turn, be transformed In the spirit of Paulo Friere and Ella Baker, Gillen posits that the role of classrooms should be to emphasize the social development of students of poverty into distinguished roles which would require sophisticated communication and readings of students desires, anti hierarchal structures, and a willingness to be influenced by o [...]

    4. An extremely powerful challenge to the standard educational paradigm some of the parallels drawn between prisons, slavery, and the typical power dynamic of the modern segregated school are haunting and should be convicting to us as educators and perpetuators of this inequity.

    5. 45 pages into this book, my view of education was forever changed Observing a class in a school of poverty after reading Gillen s text had me look at student in a whole other light and had me see them and their history so tightly intertwined So many frameworks to wrap my head around the pastoral, education as a dramatic work, finding the crawl spaces A must read and re read for everyone who works in urban schools or in all schools Not to say this wasn t a difficult text, but one to continue to r [...]

    6. This was great The methods are in no way strange or unknown to me, but the motivation behind them, this was a great read to remember why we do things the way we do and why it s the right way It also gives a new sense of purpose behind building relationships with autonomous human beings, rather than data points and test scores Great read Recommended for every teacher, radical or not

    7. While the content has a powerful message, it is sometimes hard to follow and could have used editing I think it s worth reading, but those factors make it unfortunately unenjoyable to read for much of the book, especially parts one and two.

    8. This book makes the argument that reading A Midsummer Night s Dream might be better preparation for teaching in Balti public schools than watching The Wire Let that be an example of how intellectually this book was.

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