Class Action consults with educators and educational institutions interested in creating learning environments which address the needs of students from a range of class backgrounds. We also offer resources for educators.
Education is considered the cornerstone of our nation’s promise of economic opportunity, yet our public education system undercuts some kids.
In fact, our society plays a cruel hoax on people: We talk meritocracy, but then stack the deck. We pretend there is equality of opportunity, regardless of race and class, but then layer on special privileges that advantage some and erect barriers which disadvantage others. Class Action consults with educators and educational institutions interested in creating learning environments which address the needs of students from a range of class backgrounds. We also offer resources for educators.
Class Action Resources
Class Action offers tools that teachers can use in their classrooms to broach class issues with their students.
Enough: A Kid’s Perspective
The award-winning short film Enough is available on DVD from Class Action for $15. The Enough curriculum contains information and activities to further explore the issues of class, race and inequality for middle school and high school students. Available from the Class Action Store.
Created Equal is an accessible curriculum filled with lesson plans, interactive games, activities and a wealth of other resources to explore issues of class and poverty with middle and high school students. Now available from Class Action’s online store.
Class in Education
Felice Yeskel, Ed.D. guest edited the February 2008 issue “Class in Education” of the scholarly journal Equity & Excellence in Education. This edition includes her insightful introduction “Coming to Class: Looking at Education through the Lens of Class.
Links to other reading suggestions may be found on our Class and Education resources page.