Our Schools/Our Selves: Winter 2015

Challenging Society's Perceptions About Poverty
February 17, 2015

The harshness of the neoliberal agenda and the deep entrenchment of poverty and inequality was underscored earlier this year when several homeless people died on Toronto's streets in the bitter cold. It reinforced the desperate need for a drastic shift in our national priorities to develop an antipoverty strategy that ensures basic dignity, security and community for everyone, but particularly our most vulnerable. 

This issue of Our Schools/Our Selves focuses on how we as a society perceive what it means to live in poverty, or our perceptions about poverty. It also looks at how surveillance is naturalized, the continuing debates over Teach For Canada, new curriculum for teaching about climate justice, and much more.