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WhenSunday, May 21, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
WhereWycoff Auditorium
Seattle University
900 Broadway
Seattle, WA

7:30pm - 9:30pm   Wycoff Auditorium, Seattle University 900 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122


Panel: IAS affiliate faculty Wayne Au, Jesse Hagopian, Catherine Liu, Asad Haider

Moderator: Vancouver Institute For Social Research

Whether they’re attacking teacher unions, peddling high-stakes testing, funding ballot initiatives for Charter schools, pushing to allow state-funded campus research to seed tech start-ups, or donating professorships in Ayn Rand Studies to cash-strapped universities, there’s one thing rich American philanthropists agree on: education should be run like a business. Where does this curious idea come from? Who and what is behind it? How does it mesh or conflict with the needs of capital accumulation? And where can whatever was good in education flourish or migrate to? Wayne Au is the author of Mapping Corporate Education Reform and is currently working on a book about Marxism and Education. Jesse Hagopian teaches history at Garfield High School and is the editor of More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing. Catherine Liu is Professor of Film & Media Studies at University of California Irvine; her current research focuses on the application of efficiency metrics to higher education and sport. Asad Haider is editor of Viewpoint Magazine and a member of UAW 2865.

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