One of the most surprising things about teaching Shakespeare to intellectually disabled teenagers is how easy it is. It takes practice and patience, but once you understand what it actually means to teach Shakespeare, you can get those ninth graders arguing about Julius Caesar or A Midsummer Night’s Dream or pretty much any complex text as if it were the most interesting thing … [Read more...] about What Does an Inclusive Study Group Look Like?
Content Warning: This article discusses suicide and self-harm. YouTuber Oliver Thorn, equipped with his philosophy and acting MAs, helps viewers make sense of the world— one earnest philosophy video at a time. British YouTuber Oliver Thorn tells me he’s glad to do this interview. He’s glad to know people are paying attention; more importantly, he’s glad he is able to … [Read more...] about Let Philosophy Tube Restore Your Faith in Humanity
Communism is, for us, not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence.-Karl Marx, The German Ideology Last week, Regeneration published a piece by Chris Wright … [Read more...] about The Real Movement: Against The Solidarity Economy
On March 1, teachers won a nine-day charter school strike at Summit Academy in Parma, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. Summit Academy serves around 200 K-12 students and is specifically tailored for students with special needs, such as those with ADHD and autism. The workers’ victory at Summit Academy marks the fourth charter school strike in the USA (so far all successful). Among … [Read more...] about Teachers Strike Wins at Special Needs Charter School
In the twenty-first century, as capitalism enters an epoch of unprecedented crisis, it is time to reconsider the Marxist theory of proletarian revolution. More precisely, it is time to critically reconsider it, to determine if it has to be revised in order to speak more directly to our own time and our own struggles. It was, after all, conceived in the mid-nineteenth century, … [Read more...] about Marxism and the Solidarity Economy