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Math Is Hard!

by Graduates Rise

Straighten your backs Graduates and RISE! The burdens of the national debt are upon us! This record uses punk rock, confessional poetry, and explicit criticism in an attempt to demystify systems of higher education.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Whistleblower
2:06 $0.99
2. Counter-Hegemony
1:50 $0.99
3. Trash Data
2:51 $0.99
4. Bully This
2:34 $0.99
5. Student Accounting
2:28 $0.99
6. Are You Blind?
2:36 $0.99
7. Blame It on the Oligarchs
3:21 $0.99
8. Slave Body
2:40 $0.99
9. Quit Lit
5:31 $0.99
10. I Can't Wait
0:51 $0.99
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This record uses punk rock, confessional poetry, and explicit criticism in an attempt to demystify systems of higher education. Many of the issues stopping education system improvement are philosophical ones. Math is Hard! confronts some of these issues and seeks to shift the focus from blaming individuals to instead recognizing how systems perpetuate aggressions. Counter-hegemony deals directly with the dominance of positivism and how it has led to the financialization of education, further discussed in Student Accounting. Trash Data questions the effectiveness of laws around informed consent in today’s world of big data. Bully This tells the story of women and queers in science, attempting to work within a world dominated by white, male epistemologies. Slave Body serves as a thinking-man’s chain gang song, with perspectives coming from the id, ego, and super ego. Quit Lit sheds light on specifics of how people are degraded by education systems. Blame it on the Oligarchs draws attention to the role education systems play in maintaining wealth disparity in the world and Are You Blind? questions how this continues to happen. Whistleblower delivers a powerful message demanding change. Graduates Rise formed in specific response to how students, employees, and the community of Richmond, Virginia are treated in the wake of Virginia Commonwealth University’s expansion and occurs in conjunction with community activism demanding VCU utilize engaged research approaches to develop ethical and rigorous measurement systems designed to assess student, employee, and community climate and satisfaction.

Lyrics/Vocals by Cyn Corrigible
Music/Guitar/Vocals by the Grey A
Bass by Jay Westermann
Drums by Herschel Stratego
Engineered and Produced by Russell Lacy at Virginia Moonwalker



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