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Selling childhood in an age of austerity and division.

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You are capable of attacking a system that does not benefit you, and is not fair, and is not equal, and is not just. You have agency to change things. But that agency is not going to come from the school system as it stands today.

Educator Megan Erickson examines the ways inequality works its way into the modern American education system - where children are treated as pre-workers, teachers and parents are pitted against each other and billionaires play with policy decisions - and explains why she's optimistic that a coalition of teachers, parents and students can resist the corporate takeover of education and reclaim school as a public good.

Megan's new book is Class War: The Privatization of Childhood from the Jacobin series of Verso Books.

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Megan Erickson

Megan Erickson is an educator and editor at Jacobin magazine.

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