Friday, 2 October 2009

Universities: public spaces or corporate laboratories?

Students at the University of California are occupying in response to budget cuts. This important dispute goes to the core of debates about education in 21st century capitalist society. I was going to offer some comments, but Timothy Clark has said everything I want to say in this brilliant speech in support of the occupation. It is a sincere, inspiring affirmation of what education is - and what it is for - in opposition to neoliberalism's degradation of real learning. He also links the students' resistance with the broader defence of the public sphere and camapigns against cutbacks.

Find out more about the ocupation HERE.

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