Educators must face several central questions, emerging from the rich tradition of public intellectuals, in the current moment of organized irresponsibility and fascist politics. What is the role of educators in a time of tyranny, in a society rife with oppression? What is the relationship between our role as educators and democracy? How do we address education as a political project in which learning is central to creating informed citizens and catalyzing social change? How might educators join with others in and out of academia to form a social movement in defense of public goods while also becoming part of a broader international movement? More
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