Delpit & Dowdy (2002). No Kinda Sense.

“When instruction is stripped of children’s cultural legacies, then they are forced to believe that the world and all the good things in it were created by others. This leaves students further alienated from the school and its instructional goals, and more likely to view themselves as inadequate.” (p 41)

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Pezone (2010). Multiculturalism is Not Enough.

“While it is important that we recognize the contributions of those like Delpit who alert us to school politics of culture and language, it is vital that we engage in analysis and action to address the structural relationships of power and domination in our society, including social, economic, _and_ cultural aspects, and how they impact educational systems.” (p 29)

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Giroux (2015). Breaking the Chains – A Strategy to Retake the University.

“… a space where students can figure out what is true, just, responsible, meaningful, and possible not only as a measure of individual success but also as part of the struggle to nurture a thriving democracy. … That is why intellectuals must take sides, speak out, and engage in the hard work of debunking corporate culture’s assault on teaching and learning.”

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Giroux (2015). Marketing the University – Corporate Power and the Academic Factory.

“The consequence of the substitution of technology for pedagogy is that instrumental goals replace ethical and political considerations, diminishing classroom control by teachers while offering a dehumanizing pedagogy for students.”

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