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Speaking at NPE 2014 with Diane Ravitch, Randi Weingarten and many more!

Were this website a newspaper vending machine, it would be cobwebbed, and dusty enough for a finger-tagged “Wash Me,” with the issues left inside yellowing –  but not for lack of work behind the screen. Besides the usual preparations for teaching this semester, I’ve got a very exciting project deep in the “pipeline,” one I’ve been at work on for a few months, which should be completed and hot off the digital presses sooner than later.   I’m also gearing up for the Network for Public Education’s 2014 Conference in Austin, TX, March 1st-2nd, at which I’m honored to be an invited speaker.

The Network for Public Education – founded by acclaimed education scholar Diane Ravitch, and veteran public school educator Anthony Cody – provides a much needed grassroots antidote to the corporate education reform steamroller, one that has paved over the needs of children, teachers, parents, and communities.   NPE seeks to crack through the concrete, and cultivate a more authentic, organic, and robust public school system, a mission I’m proud to support.

I’ll be speaking in the “Higher Education on High Alert” session, looking at how the reform concrete is coming to a community college near you. For more information on the conference, click here.  I hope to meet you there!

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*Chin is smaller than it appears….

Quoted in Henry Giroux’s latest excellent essay

I’m honored that my latest essay for TruthoutThe Answer to the Great Question of Education Reform? The Number 42” was quoted by Henry Giroux in his latest Public Intellectual installment for Truthout “Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University.”  Giroux’s essay, as usual, provides a grand tour of the socio-economic forces at work on public education, and the academics and artists resisting.  Read it by clicking the above link.

Today’s Appearance on “Breaking the Set”

I had the honor of speaking with Abby Martin on RTV America’s “Breaking the Set” on automation, corporatization, and adjunctification of education.   It’s in the first segment.  Thanks for viewing!

Bessie on Breaking the Set @ RTV (Previous Appearance)

I just had my second interview with the illustrious Abby Martin on Russia TV America’s BREAKING THE SET.  It should be online early next week.  In the meantime, here’s a previous interview, focused on Obama’s Drone Warfare … in our schools.

Chronicle of Higher Education Review of ATM

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Arthur and I were honored that our non-fiction comic “Automated Teaching Machine” was reviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  I never thought I’d write that sentence…

From Kafka to Computers, a Graphic History of

Automation in Education

By Megan O’Neil

As the debate about the role of technology in education builds, two California community-college professors have published their own commentary on the automation of teaching—in the form of an illustrated comic.

 The comic was published by the news site Truthout and has been circulating among faculty members on California community-college e-mail lists.
Read More:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/from-kafka-to-computers-an-illustrated-history-of-automation-in-education/46149

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