We speak with Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, a founder of Education Deans for Justice and Equity and organizer of the International Conferences on Education and Justice. Dr. Kumashiro describes how education scholars across the country are forming professional communities, both to build their capacity and to speak collectively on issues of public policy, leveraging their research to promote justice and equity. He argues that progressives must cease ceding the framework of education policy to corporate forces.
00:47-02:15 Importance of scholars collectively addressing policy issues
02:15-05:08 Horizontal organizing
05:08-09:03 Examples of public statements on policy issues
09:03-15:35 Different nature of different stalwarts—intersection of mobilization, public education and advocacy
15:35-20:12 CareEd in California
20:12-24:22 Education Deans for Justice and Equity
24:22-26:18 “Think tank” aspects
26:18-32:02 EDJE Framework for Assessment and Transformation
32:02-40:59 “Surrender”: How progressives are losing some of the biggest battles to the corporate sector
40:59-44:12 12 International Conference on Education and Justice in October 2022
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