“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.
We are losing the very idea of the public good, the notion of connecting learning to social change.
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Memories of the university as a citadel of democratic learning have been replaced by a university eager to define itself largely in economic terms.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.
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.