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09/18/2019

Dilemmas of Education in Times of Political Upheaval, Meira Levinson

Time: 11:45am to 1:15pm
Location: 312 Ell Hall, Northeastern University
Sponsored By: Northeastern Philosophy and Religion Department, Ethics Institute, and the PPE Program
Contact: Candice Delmas (c.delmas@northeastern.edu)

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.

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