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Brian Burt presents to National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in Indianapollis
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Teaching privileged students about social justice necessary for change, says SoE Professor Katy Swalwell
Social justice educational initiatives often focus on giving a voice to students of color and low-income students, but Katy Swalwell, an assistant professor of education at Iowa State University, says such efforts alone may not be enough to bring about real change. Swalwell is not dismissing the need to empower students from oppressed and marginalized communities. However, she points to the continued lack of political power for certain socioeconomic groups, despite an increase in youth engagement. “Regardless of their engagement, poor people have virtually no political power. The very wealthy are the ones with more political power and this gap is increasing,” Swalwell said. “Research shows that the poor and middle class often only get what they want when their ideas align with very wealthy people.” Read more.