Art vs. Ads: A Photo Essay of Resistance to Education Privatization in Chile

By: Daniel Bergerson
Education is Chile’s number one conflict, and the writing is on the wall. For the past ten years in Chile, young people have been leading the fight to restore education as a social right guaranteed by the state rather than a commodity bought and sold on the market. From university buildings to bathroom stalls, popular art connects the collective memory of resistance to the dictatorship with the ongoing student movement.

Self-Determination Beyond Gender Norms

By: Elijah Eiler “Mr. E, when are you going to cut your hair?” A student of mine in seventh grade looked at me, half laughing, half not, not meaning to make a joke but just asking an honest question. “What?” I said, returning his half laugh and pushing my bangs back. “I like my hair.”…

The What/Why/How of Cultural Mismatch in Chicago Public Schools

By: Ana Pyper The What Chicago Public Schools District (CPS) serves around 400,000 students in neighborhoods of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, immigrant groups, and life experiences. To do this, CPS employs roughly 22,000 teachers (depending on what cuts they’re making each year).* CPS Student Demographics by Ethnicity: CPS Teacher Demographics by Ethnicity: *All…