Corporate power and money are unchecked as they privatize, deregulate and destroy all vestiges of public life.
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“Theory needs to be rigorous and accessible, and it needs to address not merely the outer limits of disciplinary scholarship but also important social problems.”
Elisa Meza and Mike Ludwig discuss the battle to preserve Mexican American Studies in Tucson public schools and how the ethnic studies debate tends to get misrepresented.
We need new public spheres to generate a formative culture of change and justice.
War at home is matched by a war on youth.
Memories of the university as a citadel of democratic learning have been replaced by a university eager to define itself largely in economic terms.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.