The key element of critical pedagogy and critical literacy, for me, is the concept of investigating—investigating the text, investigating the claim, investigating the norm.
Below is a collection of what may seem unconnected (except all address education) pieces that represent, I think, a shared modeling of investigating.
Please take the time to read, and do so carefully.
Why it’s so scary that test prep works so well, Sarah Blaine
The Invented History of ‘The Factory Model of Education,’ Audrey Watters
Why High Stakes Accountability Sounds Good But Doesn’t Work—And Why We Keep on Doing It Anyway, Heinrich Mintrop and Gail L. Sunderman