Tonight I went to a talk by Dr. Antonia Darder at Loyola Marymount University for her new book Freire and Education. I plan to write more about her inspiring ideas soon, but I quickly want to post something she said.
I asked her about the mechanism of competition as a way of dividing and separating students, as a way of disconnecting the oppressed.
She answered the question thoroughly, but the following line is one of the best insights I have heard in a long time.
"People ever tell you, 'You're one of those folks that thinks everyone should win.'...Just think about that statement for awhile...Hell yes, I am."