MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES XXII – AND A PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION
The 22nd MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD) SEMINAR presents:
David J. Blacker, Professor of Philosophy, University of Delaware
The Race to Nowhere: Abandoning the Promise of Universal Education
Universal education is beloved as an ideal while its reality is being extinguished. Heralded as expansions of access where we “race to the top” and “leave no child behind,” initiatives involving marketization, austerity, privatization and student debt combine to eliminate and expel growing segments of the rising generation.
Why is this happening? And why now? David J. Blacker outlines a coherent framework for understanding the current onslaught against all levels of public education. It all comes down to deep and troubling changes in the economy that “education reform” cannot touch and that nobody wants to talk about.
Wednesday November 12th 2014, 5–6pm
University of East London, Stratford Campus, CASS School of Education, Room: ED2.04
Convener: Alpesh Maisuria (University of East London)
PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION
CASS School of Education, University in East London.
Details on the UEL website: http://jobs.uel.ac.uk/vacancies.aspx?cat=234
Closing date 5th October 2014.
If anybody would like an informal conversation about the post, please contact Alpesh Maisuria: firstname.lastname@example.org or A.Maisuria@uel.ac.uk
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