This School Is Not a Pipe

Friday, 07 February 2014 09:14 By Adam Bessie and Josh Neufeld, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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2014 0206pijr fb[1]  “Promise Neighborhoods and the Importance of Community: Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at Neval Thomas Elementary School, Washington, DC.”  Dec. 21, 2012

[2] “Fuel Your School Program Benefits 56,366 Students in Sacramento County.” Chevron press release. Jan. 16, 2013. Click here for full text.  

 [3] This comic accompanies a two-year long Truthout supported series illustrating the education reform debate from an alternative perspective, both ideologically and visually. See also The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price of Education Reform (Adam Bessie & Dan Archer:  Part I: Washington D.C.;Part II: New OrleansPart III: Finland) and Automated Teaching Machine: A Graphic Introduction to the End of Human Teachers (Adam Bessie & Arthur King).

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Josh Neufeld

Josh Neufeld is a comics journalist known for his graphic narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. He is the writer/artist of the bestselling nonfiction graphic novel A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon). In addition, he is the illustrator of the bestselling graphic nonfiction book The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (W.W. Norton). He was a 2013 Knight-Wallace fellow in journalism at the University of Michigan. Neufeld lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, the writer Sari Wilson, and their daughter. To learn more, visit

Adam Bessie

Adam Bessie is a professor of English at a Northern California community college and an essayist, most recently in comics form.  Bessie is a regular Truthout contributor, and his writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, AlterNet, and in the Project Censored book series, among others. Follow him on Twitter: @adambessie.

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