This is a link to a video of Henry Giroux explaining his frustration in the high school classroom and how reading Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed changed his life. Giroux’s work, particularly Teachers as Intellectuals, is of great interest to me lately.
Here is a link to a YouTube video about one of my heroes, former New York teacher John Taylor Gatto. I discovered Gatto several years ago when I read a piece he wrote that appeared in Harpers Magazine, “Against School.” I’ve had my students read it ever since, and we’ve had wonderful discussions about it.
This is a link to a YouTube video featuring Noam Chomsky discussing democracy and education.