In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks argues that education should be “liberatory,” that it should be “the practice of freedom.” Using specific examples from the text, please answer the following:
- What does education as “the practice of freedom” mean? What does it look like in everyday life, on the ground, and in the classroom? (In other words, this is an abstract concept. Help us make it more concrete and specific.)
- Do you agree with hooks’ vision of education? What aspects do you find particularly compelling or undesirable?