Discussion 2: Individuals, Class, and Critical Consciousness
Respond to this week’s readings using these questions as a guide. You do not need to answer all of the questions; rather develop your own thesis and focus. They are designed to help you generate your own ideas.
How does the educational system and schools reinforce the current class hierarchy in the United States? What does that reification suggest for the development of individual students? What possibilities exist for challenging that reifying process? How can teachers and students work together for those changes? Will challenging those systems lead to a larger critical consciousness? What suggestions and solutions might you have?