Undermining Hierarchy: Problems of Schooling in Capitalist America

Authors

  • Sherry Gorelick

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-029-05-1977-09_2

Keywords:

Education

Abstract

After the police forced student demonstrators out of the buildings of Columbia University in 1968, many of us turned our attention to the nature of the university itself. Its complicity with the war machine and racism had sparked the sit-in; its authoritarian structure and political culture now became the focus of attention of all but the most politically radical. At other universities—Cornell, Harvard, CCNY, and many others—a similar process took place. Newly Left students decried their powerlessness. Education was demystified. Radical scholarship in education mushroorned.

Published

1977-10-02

Issue

Section

Articles