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Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way Out of Inequality

By John Marsh

Monthly Review Press, Paperback, 9781583672433, 255pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2011

When educational programs prove ineffective at reducing inequality, the ones whom these programs were intended to help end up blaming themselves. Marsh debunks the myth that growing poverty and inequality in the United States can be solved through education.

About the Author
John Marsh is assistant professor of English at Penn State University. In addition to many articles and reviews, he is the author of You Work Tomorrow: An Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929-1941, which won the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing.