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Paul Gorski
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Social Justice Activist, Educator, and Author
Social Justice Activist, Educator, and Author

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Bonding time with Buster, who has been more affection since my other cat, Unity, died in December.

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How I Became a Feminist
by Paul C. Gorski (gorski@edchange.org/@pgorski) Grandma sat in the dark of her house fingers caressing the worn armrests of her recliner. Feigning sleep on the fold-out sofa I studied her face. She smoothed the front of her pink pressed nurse’s uniform sta...

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Becoming a Threat to Inequity: 12 Principles on Poverty and Educational Equity
[This post is adapted from Paul C. Gorski's book, Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap .]     I have spent the better part of 15 years working with schools and school districts in the U.S. and Canada, support...

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Inviting Eric Jensen into a More Critical Conversation about Poverty and Education
A few days ago I posted on Facebook part of an email I had received from the publisher of a new book written by Eric Jensen about poverty and education. I had responded that I'm probably not the right person to write the review because I have been critical ...

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The Illusion of Justice: Social Entrepreneurship ≠ Social Justice
No, Social Entrepreneurship is not Social Justice.  Social entrepreneurship is to social justice as "cultural competence" is to racial justice. It is an illusion of movement toward justice. In fact, it is the worst kind of illusion of movement toward justic...

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Response to a TFA Hopeful and Ruby Payne Fan
Here's a scary estimation. About 40% of the people who email me in response to my work on poverty and education are trying to convince me or themselves that "the culture of poverty" is real.  Here's an insight. The culture of poverty is not real. It was int...

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Stretching Intersectionality to Include Animal Liberation
Most of my activism, including my teaching and writing, has focused intently on racial and economic justice. However, as I have written previously (see " The Animal Rights Awakening of a Social Justice Activist " for the short version or " Consumerism as Ra...
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