Teaching at the intersection of social-justice activism and education

Jesse Hagopian, teacher and co-adviser of the Black Student Union at Garfield High School in Seattle, WA, spoke about the intersection of social-justice unionism and the Black Lives Matter at School movement at EPI’s book event, “Strike for the Common Good: Fighting for the Future of Public Education.”

“I think the fundamental problem with our education system is this fundamental problem we have with all of our systems and institutions in this country, and that is that they’re a product of an economic and political structure that is built on profit, racism, oppression, and inequality—namely capitalism,” says Hagopian.