The Conversation: Education Can Be Used to…
The Conversation: Education Can Be Used to Oppress or Uplift in
Morgan's "Education Used As Oppression"
Oppression in schools is hurting children’s abilities to learn by limiting critical thinking, creativity, and ownership of knowledge. Some students are still being affected by racism and are categorized into certain groups by their intelligence...
Connects to both Isabel's and Kyle's essay because they talk about minorities are being affected by racism
The type of teaching being used that supports oppression:
“The 'Banking' Concept of Education”
One example of oppression by teachers:
Teachers hold the authority in the classroom. Students are given information and are told to memorize the criteria in order to be a successful learner
Literacy Narrative Idea
Educational view of Oppression
Setting - High School Classroom: During high school I have had many teachers that use the "banking system" and use powerpoint to teach. I would copy it down, memorize it for the test, then forget all of the information I studied. use example of my History teacher (Mr. Parks)
Kyle: Oppression in Government
There is difficulty to expect equal treatment from society despite race, religious background, or sexual orientation if we cannot expect the equal treatment from our president.
Persistence of oppression is seen in government policies as well as in the education system.
Connect to current attempts of changing the education system and removal of public education.
Connect Minhaj with Muslim Ban and immigration policy.
Literacy narrative: Geometry teacher talking about his background and explained that he was born in Afghanistan and the class booed him. Class mostly White.
Education being used to uplift
: Even though African Americans were treated poorly, they still did everything they could to educate themselves in order to become equal
Contrasts with Morgan's idea by showing the positive side of Education
one of the only ways to keep hope alive within their community was to educate each other so that they may rise as a people and not as individuals
example: secret slave schools made to become literate.
9/11 - Minhaj's family was stereotyped into the same group due to their ethnic background
Connects to Kyle's idea of racial inequality
Characters - me, Kenny (white male & uneducated in politics), Mr. Mason (white male R)
Setting - High School History Classroom
Dialogue - "its what I've been taught" - Kenny
Trump Policy: limit funding for public education