University in Exile

Toni Dove just sent me this news about the New School and says: “Maybe the 60’s are back!” And I am thinking it is interesting to learn about the history of New School and the idea of University in Exile in relation to our education system as a whole. 

The New School was formed “to be a safe-haven for academic freedom and scholarship free of oppressive political regimes, be they in Europe or America, and to be a center for critical engagement with important issues of our times. It was known for its deep thinkers, its innovative academics, and its commitment to social and political justice as a bedrock of all other scholarship.”

http://www.newschoolinexile.com

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/18/protest-at-the-new-school-turns-unruly/?partner=rss&emc=rss

 

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