Surrendered: Why progressives are losing the biggest battles in education

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In a free presentation sponsored by the Hawaii State Teachers Association and other community organizations later this month, Kevin Kumashiro draws on his newest book, “Surrendered,” to highlight how the political left in the United States (progressives, liberals, Democrats, teacher unions, civil rights organizations) has long had the tendency to talk about problems in public education in ways that were framed by forces contrary to the goals of democracy and justice. Kumashiro will also address how progressives and others on the political left have responded to these debates in counterproductive ways.

Kumashiro will explain when, why, and how these developments have happened, particularly regarding the insidious nature of so-called reforms, and will examine some of the biggest battles in education today, such as affirmative action, free speech and hate speech, bullying and violence, teacher shortages, and student debt.

In celebration of the book’s publication, several copies of the book will be given away as “door” prizes, and a discount will be provided to any attendee interested in purchasing copies.

Watch this free virtual presentation on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. via Zoom. Register in advance and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate.

This presentation is sponsored by Aloha Kumu Collective (University of Hawaii-Manoa, College of Education), Ka Papa Loi O Kanewai, Hawaii Scholars for Education and Social Justice, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Hanahauoli Professional Development Center, and Ainahou: Native Hawaiian Faculty Council (University of Hawaii-Manoa, College of Education).

Author: Keoki Kerr