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David J. Blacker; Philosophy of Education and Legal Studies Program, University of Delaware

Date Sep 29, 2014
Time 4:00 pm  

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street; Urbana IL


Free and Open to the Public


Center for Advanced Study


Liesel Wildhagen

Phone 217-333-6729
Event type CAS/MillerComm
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Originating Calendar Center for Advanced Study

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.

Hosted by: Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

In conjunction with: College of Education, Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Forum on the Future of Public Education, Spurlock Museum, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

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