Elevator Pitch: Teaching is Political

Because education and schools are technologies, they are not neutral. What happens in school is politically relevant, it matters to humans. This may seem a silly statement, but frequently, adults in schools proceed with their work and appear to be ignorant of this. The effect is especially observed in those classrooms in which the goal appears to be to tell them what they need to know, so they can tell me on the test. These educators appear to believe that information and its transfer (as opposed to its interpretation and meaning) is the purpose of education.