The Tyler Rationale

When I was in Grade 1, I had to go to speech therapy in school because I had developed an awful lisp–really, it wasn’t my fault that I lost my front baby teeth when we were practicing our consonant “s” and “th” sounds. Still, these speech sessions were something the school made me do, and…

The Problem of Common Sense

How does Kumashiro define ‘common sense?’ In the introduction to his book, Against Common Sense, Kevin Kumashiro defines common sense as a traditional means of behaving or knowing that, although society often presents as being neutral, can and often does perpetuate systems of privilege and oppression. As Kumashiro states, ” the insistence that we use our…