Against the Grain: Beyond Education

Interview with Eli Meyerhoff, author of Beyond Education

A bold call to deromanticize education and reframe universities as terrains of struggle between alternative modes of studying and world-making

First grade, second grade — schooling as we know it divides children and classes into grades according to age and ability. This hasn’t always been the case, says Eli Meyerhoff. He links the advent of grade-divided schools in fourteenth-century Europe to a mindset and imaginary that fueled the emergence and development of capitalism.


Listen to the whole interview.