The Business and Pedagogy of School Closings

I got the news this morning that the Chicago Public School Board is going ahead with its plans to close or turnaround 17 schools — a message from Teachers for Social Justice was in my mailbox, putting the news in the context of ongoing struggle.  I appreciated the way the news was delivered; it spoke to — and honored — the community relationships underlying the fight to save the schools while naming a systemic set of relationships that promotes financial and institutional gains.  By offering the social justice education community information, questions, and encouragement, TSJ yet again models critical pedagogy in a way that also sustains us.  And then there’s the parodic twist on the story making the FB rounds: