How the State Grows an Underclass: a Teacher’s Testimony

A teacher who writes about her experience in a Title I school has given us a glimpse of the perpetuation of an underclass. I didn’t see this essay until yesterday, so it is ancient history in internet time. But if you haven’t read it, I think you should. Parts are beautiful but it is mostly enraging and frustrating: “What I Wish I Could Tell Them about Teaching in a Title I School.” I’m in my fifth year of teaching English at a Title I middle school. Title I schools are public schools Read more […]