Why Hasn’t Creative Play Equalized Educational Opportunity?

How racism defines which students are seen as creative, and which students are seen as threats

LEGO WeDo. Photo by Noratheone

Is Technology the Great Equalizer in Education?

Bourdieu and the school pipeline for upward mobility

schools reproduce the status quo through “discipline” — institutional processes that internalize norms in students about their creative worth and job prospects

How Schools and Teachers Interpret Youth Play

To learn more, see Matt Rafalow’s new book: Digital Divisions: How Schools Create Inequality in the Tech Era



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J. Nathan Matias

Citizen social science to improve digital life & hold tech accountable. Assistant Prof, Cornell. citizensandtech.org Prev: Princeton, MIT. Guatemalan-American