Social justice in the classroom

Filling the pail

I believe in social justice. I do not believe in privileged attempts to impose speech codes or deem clothing to be cultural appropriated or whatever that has come to be called ‘social justice’ in recent times. If anything, this is a merely symbolic form of social justice, designed to suit certain middle class pretensions and sensibilities. I believe in a more practical form of social justice. I believe in equality of opportunity. I believe in universal health care and a social safety net; a standard of living below which we ensure our fellow citizens must not fall. I am not sure how to achieve all of these things because some efforts backfire, but these are my aims.

I believe that education can play a part, particularly when it comes to equality of opportunity. Can it completely erase disparities of wealth, health and genetic influence? No. As a teacher, I…

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