HISTORY FOR THE FUTURE
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JOHN MARSH ON INEQUALITY AND THE LIMITS OF EDUCATION
On this new episode of HFTF, Penn State University English professor John Marsh discusses his new book, Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality. Marsh’s study asks some uncomfortable questions about the limits of education as a tool for eliminating inequality and poverty in the United States. On the show, he discusses how over the course of American history, but especially since World War II, education has became increasingly viewed as the central method for reducing poverty and inequality. Meanwhile, other remedies, including redistribution through higher wages or social programs, have been pushed to the margins of political thought. It was an interesting discussion on a very troubling topic.
Listen to John Marsh’s interview on the History for the Future website