David I. Backer is a writer, teacher, and activist living in Philadelphia, PA, USA and is a founding member of the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society. He is an assistant professor of education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His research on education, politics, and philosophy has appeared in Harvard Educational Review, Educational Theory, and Cultural Politics, as well Jacobin Magazine. His translations have appeared in Words Without Borders and Lápiz: Proceedings of the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society.