Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Class War by Megan Erickson

Class War

Best Seller
Class War by Megan Erickson
Paperback $18.95
Sep 08, 2015 | ISBN 9781781689486

Also available from:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Sep 08, 2015 | ISBN 9781781689486

    Also available from:

  • Sep 08, 2015 | ISBN 9781781689387

    Available from:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details


“Informed by her own experiences in the classroom, Erickson shares her outrage over the disparities between the haves and the rest with a clear-eyed analysis. A counterweight to ‘reformers’ whose anti-union, corporatization of education threatens the very tenets of our democratic society.”
—Annette Fuentes, journalist and author of Lockdown High

“Megan Erickson knows the classroom is not a solvent for class society. But she remembers that it can be about something more than class reproduction. There may be no more trustworthy a guide to schooling in capitalist America than this book.”
—Corey Robin, journalist and author of The Reactionary Mind and The History of a Political Idea

“Cogently written and with a far-ranging, sharp analysis. Anyone who wants to understand the relationship between educational inequality and the privatization of public education should read this book!”
—Wayne Au, editor of Rethinking Schools and author of Unequal By Design

“Megan Erickson deftly skewers neoliberal myths about education and child-rearing in this must-read book, which will be richly informative even to readers who are already critical of the status quo. Erickson is one of the most indispensable thinkers on this subject.”
—Liza Featherstone, journalist and author of Selling Women Short and Students Against Sweatshops

Class War is intentionally concise, getting straight to the point in four chapters that, though exhaustively sourced, make for a quick and accessible read. The book delves deep into the ideological underpinnings of the education system, delivering a critique that’s relevant far beyond the school walls.”
—Sarah Grey, Socialism and Democracy

“The author’s extensive research makes for a compelling case and a must-read book.”
—H.J. Bultinck, Northeastern Illinois University

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from Megan Erickson
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top