The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence

Henry A. Giroux

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The University of the Spectacle

James Compton

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The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr

Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark

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Social Science Pedagogy in the 21st Century: What Should We Be Doing?

by Robert Fitzgerald

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Challenging a “Disposable Future,” Looking to a Politics of Possibility

by Victoria Harper

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One Year After Closing, How Are Chicago’s Public Schools Now?

By Yana Kunichoff

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The University of the Spectacle

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by James Compton The whole life of those universities in which modern conditions of managerialism prevail presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. All scholarship that was once directly lived has become mere representation. I am reminded of this … Continue reading

The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr

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Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Tyler J. Pollard: You recently sent a letter to Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor, McMaster University, in which you ask the university to make a spot available for Khadr to begin undergraduate … Continue reading

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“The Art of the Gouge”: NYU as a Model for Predatory Higher Education

In this Truthout news analysis, Yves Smith discusses “The Art of the Gouge,” a document recently published by a group of 400 faculty members at NYU. The document describes how NYU engages in a “range of tricks and traps to extract as much in fees as possible from students, while at the same time failing to invest in and often degrading the educational ‘product’”

 

Malcolm X, Gentrification and Housing as a Human Right

John Bartlett argues in this excellent Truthout piece that it is imperative that the US confront gentrification and the current housing crisis. He suggests that the insights of Malcolm X are key for thinking about these issues and, importantly, for conceiving of housing as a human right.

Bureaucracy: why won’t scholars break their paper chains?

This is an important piece by Elaine Glaser published in The Times Higher Education, which addresses the importance of collective solidarity in resisting the pacifying beauracracy and “administrative treadmill” that has come to characterize the neoliberal university. 

‘Building Rage’: Decolonizing Class War

In this excellent Rabble article, Natalie Knight takes up the crucial intricacies of colonialism in Canada and makes clear its still-extant, yet dangerously covert, structures.

Not your parents’ education

If you’re interested in the growing vulnerability of young people in Canada (and everyone should be) don’t miss this fact sheet from the CCPA  that disproves the all-too-popular (and seriously violent) argument that young people today aren’t worse off, just “entitled.”

Newfoundland and Labrador to replace student loans with grants

This article surveys and takes up the momentous decision by Newfoundland and Labrador – already claim to some of the lowest tuition fees in Canada – to become the first province to completely replace student loans with needs-based grants, a plan that is set to start taking effect this August.