Guest Speaker, Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
“Dilemmas of Education in Times of Political Upheaval”
School walkouts. Lawsuits over bathroom access for transgender students. Battles over history curricula. Opt-out movements from standardized tests. Deployment of facial recognition technology in schools. Arming teachers. We live in an extraordinary moment of civic and moral contestation about schools’ roles and responsibilities in a democratic society. In this talk, Meira Levinson discusses ethical dilemmas that lie at the heart of democratic education today, and sketches a path forward for engaging diverse stakeholders in honest and nuanced conversations about these challenges.