RF 2003 Louisville

Summer Institute on Education & Society

University of Louisville

June 26-29, 2003


University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development

University of Louisville, Department of Teaching and Learning

Syracuse Center for Urban Education (at Le Moyne College)

Cultural Logic: An Electronic Journal of Marxist Theory & Practice

Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor


RF Summer Institute Program [PDF]

Photos from 2003 RF Summer Institute on Education & Society (Louisville)

This interactive conference will focus on the question of building a caring education community while, at the same time, building serious resistance to inequality, racism, sexism, and irrationalism—in schools and out. This conference is designed for reflection and action, reason and organizing. Please come prepared to participate. Sessions include: teaching and the war on terror / privatization and commercialization of education / state regulation of knowledge and threats to academic freedom / deskilling of students and teachers / surveillance and censorship of teaching and curriculum / impact of “high-stakes” tests on education

Featured Speakers include:

Richard Brosio, author of A Radical Democratic Critique of Capitalist Education

Cate Fosl, author of Subversive Southerner: Ann Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South

Rich Gibson, San Diego State University & co-editor of Cultural Logic: Marxist Theory & Practice

Robin Truth Goodman, author, Infertilities; co-author, Strange Love

Dave Hill, co-editor, Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Sandra Mathison, University of Louisville, editor, Encyclopedia of Evaluation

Kenneth J. Saltman, author/editor of Collateral Damage and Education as Enforcement

Kevin D. Vinson, co-author Image and Education: Teaching in the Face of the New Disciplinarity

E. Wayne Ross, University of Louisville, general editor, Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor

And many more!

 For more information: http://www.RougeForum.org

or contact E. Wayne Ross (wross@louisville.edu, 852-8090) or Beverly Moore (bdmoor01@louisville.edu, 852-0567)

The Rouge Forum is a group of educators, students, and parents seeking a democratic society. We are concerned about questions like these: How can we teach against racism, national chauvinism, and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society? How can we gain enough real power to keep our ideals and still teach–or learn? Whose interests shall school serve in a society that is ever more unequal? We are both research and action oriented.