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The Case of Gradelessness

The ESHpodcast-Ep09: Released on 10/10/17

PAnderson-The Case of Gradelessness

In this episode, Empowerment Starts Here with Peter Anderson.  In it, Peter talks about why he went gradeless; what he learned about the schooling industry once grades were removed from his practice; and how his gradelessness revealed his whiteness and his protected place of power in an inequitable world.

At the close of this episode, I talk about some concerns I have with the movement to remove grades from the learning process.  The best way this can be summarized has actually already been framed by Marian Dingle  (as referenced in The Gradeless Garden)  when she said, “Grading less seems to me to be empty not because of the ‘less’ but because of the elephant that persists in remaining nameless.”  This quote truly captures the entire episode… the conversation with Peter and my recap/close-out lesson at the end!

So please click here to listen! I think this is a really good episode!

To listen from your laptop or your android, use this link: http://eshpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-09-the-case-of-gradelessness 

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