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Educated Hope and the Promise of Democracy

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The following is a commencement speech given by Professor Henry A. Giroux to the class of 2015 at Chapman University on May 24th, 2015. I am very moved and humbled to accept an honorary degree on this important occasion today, … Continue reading




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Race to the Top Hits Bump

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By Larry Greer The leading elite Racers to the Top of the nation’s school reform movement suffered a minor setback last semester when an unfortunate word problem slipped somehow through the quality control cracks at one of the country’s top … Continue reading




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Can Democratic Education Survive in a Neoliberal Society?




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On the Significance of the Chicago Teachers Strike: Challenging Democracy’s Demise

Henry A. Giroux explains how the Chicago teachers’ union in the last days of the strike conveyed a message to the broader public about how a corporate-driven education system produces deficit forms of pedagogy. According to Giroux, the strike itself … Continue reading




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Book Burning in Arizona Henry Giroux offers an account of a deepening neoliberal mode of authoritarianism in U.S. politics by discussing how anti-immigrant and racist political ideology couched in a discourse of patriotism is being translated into regressive educational policies … Continue reading




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