Memories of the university as a citadel of democratic learning have been replaced by a university eager to define itself largely in economic terms.
Politicians, anti-public intellectuals and conservative-leaning media pundits no longer ask what kind of education is needed in a democratic society.
Freire is one of the most important educators of the 20th century and is considered one of the most important theorists of “critical pedagogy.”
Management divorced from leadership privatizes hope, deskills teachers and treats students as consumers.
High stakes accountability and punishing modes of leadership, regardless of the damage they wreak on students and teachers, are now the only game in town when it comes…
America’s political and economic elites have declared a war on working, middle-class and poor Americans. Now that war is coming to a head with the draconian cuts in…
Public schooling is more and more being shaped by a pedagogy of containment, security and conformity that undermines critical thought.
We must take matters of education seriously if we are going to survive as a democracy.
We need a new language for understanding public education as formative for democratic institutions.