Dismantling neoliberal education: a lesson from the Zapatistas

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Zapatistas lead the way – creating real schools that teach rather than oppress.

The Free

from Roar… AUTONOMY & ANARCHISMbook cover

The non-hierarchical education of the Zapatistas cries dignity and suggests that the suffering of the neoliberal university can be withstood and overcome.     by  Levi Gahman

— Subcomandante Galeano (formerly Marcos)6


Excerpted from Levi’s chapter ‘Zapatismo versus the Neoliberal University: Towards a Pedagogy against Oblivion’, in the forthcoming book The Radicalization of Pedagogy, edited by Simon Springer, Marcelo Lopes de Souza and Richard J. White.

The story of the Zapatistas is one of dignity, outrage, and grit. It is an enduring saga of over 500 years of resistance to the attempted conquest of the land and lives of indigenous peasants.

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2 thoughts on “Dismantling neoliberal education: a lesson from the Zapatistas

  1. I just finished reading the article. And all I can say is amazing.

    Sanity in the midst of an insane world.

    Will be rebloging the article tomorrow!

    Like

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