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July 11, 2012

The State of Public Education; The State of Movements for Human Rights

As I announced yesterday, we are moving this blog to a new livelier format at Participatory Democracy and Public Education.  I want to take the opportunity of this last blog to share my sense of where Public Education and the movements for human rights in general, are going.

May 25, 2012

Québec's Student Strike: La Lutte Continue, but What Lessons Can We Learn?

Striking university students in Québec are well into their 15th week of continuous protests. Their strike, which began primarily in opposition to student debt and the proposed 75% tuition hike, has since expanded to encompass wider critiques of both the university system itself and larger issues of austerity and neoliberal economic reform.

May 08, 2012

Occupy Education: Occupy the Future

In order to think about what educational reforms we need, we first have to envision the society we want those reforms to help create.

April 29, 2012

The Current Moment: Social Justice Movements Bending the Arc Toward Justice

Economic inequities have become much more pronounced in the United States and other societies since the 1970s. As we witness what Robert Reich called the "secession of the successful," poverty and near-poverty rates are at 40-year highs and much of the middle class has been squeezed into extraordinary economic insecurity, while the top few percentiles of the economic ladder do stunningly well.

April 17, 2012

Apartheid Education in New York City

A new report documents that in New York City student education outcomes and their opportunity to learn are more determined by where they live than their abilities. In addition to documenting the problem, the report lays out solutions.

March 21, 2012

This Month, We Occupied Education

This is an update on the March 1st Occupy Education events. It includes excerpts from several interviews and reports concerning protests that day and why the protests happened.

March 02, 2012

Waking Up to the Reality that Education is Political

Education is always political. It can be overtly political as indoctrination. It can be implicitly political in the way that it is structured. The latter may be the more efficient.

February 28, 2012

March 1st, 2012 National Day of Action For Education: Occupy Education!

We call on all students, teachers, workers, and parents from all levels of education -pre-K-12 through higher education in public and private institutions- and all Occupy assemblies, labor unions, and organizations of oppressed communities, to mobilize on March 1st, 2012 across the country...

January 18, 2012

11 Things you can do to support Occupy

11 Things you can do to support the Occupy movement right now.

January 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street's Goals and Public Education

I have been getting many emails and comments about the last blog.  Fewer people are asking about detailed demands for Occupy after my last blog.  But several want more specifics. This blog focusses on some concrete ideas that organizations can demand.  As mentioned in earlier emails, no one speaks for occupy; this list is compiled from positions that I have heard and would like to see.

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