In this virtual talk, Dr. Kumashiro will discuss his new book Surrendered: Why Progressives are Losing the Biggest Battles in Education. In this dynamic book, Kevin Kumashiro offers a necessary intervention to help progressive educators and advocates take back public education. This book highlights how the broader Left (progressives, liberals, Democrats, teacher unions, civil rights organizations) are often talking about the “problem” in ways that were framed by forces contrary to the goals of democracy and justice, and in so doing, are advancing “solutions” that cannot help but be counterproductive. Kumashiro explains when, why, and how this has happened, particularly regarding the insidious nature of popular “reforms.” He also dives into 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. Surrendered offers a different path forward for K–12 and higher education by showing readers how to establish a progressive agenda, employ language, and harness evidence more effectively.
The first 20 registrants will receive a free copy of the book. You must enter your mailing address and phone number to receive a copy of the book.
Kevin K. Kumashiro is the former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and author of Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture and The Seduction of Common Sense.