Pedagogy of the Oppressed in Conversation with Precious Knowledge

Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed discusses a theory of education in light of oppression and explores the source of liberation. Drawing from both political and philosophical insight, Freire determines that our current system of education denounces students to mere objects, leaving them little room for creative expression, which, in turn, eliminates students’ opportunity to … Continue reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed in Conversation with Precious Knowledge

The Future of Public Education: Are Ethnic Studies Teaching Students to Overthrow the Government?

Precious Knowledge is an educational film that hones in on the Mexican American Studies (MAS) Program at Tucson High School. The film documents several Hispanic students and their professors who participated in and sought to protect the MAS program from the threat of politicians who discredited the program’s success. The push for ethnic studies programs, … Continue reading The Future of Public Education: Are Ethnic Studies Teaching Students to Overthrow the Government?