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Preserving Knowledge, Defending Independence: A Student Bill of Rights Workshop

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February 21 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am EST

Location: BURNETT 109 


Public education in the Unites States is currently under heavy political pressure and attack. In Europe, countries came together in 2008 to create a student bill of rights to defend education from such pressures. This has shown to be an effective method of resistance, and we wonder if the United States could, or should, adopt it. In this workshop, participants will: (1) work in groups to produce a basic charter of rights to high quality, relevant, modern and equitable education; and (2) discuss what this process reveals about the challenges and opportunities for using student rights to defend or advance education in America today. Experts on this topic, Professor David Ryan Bunting, Professor Kristin Nelson, and Associate Director of the Center for Professional Pathways Michael Stowell, will be able to provide input to the groups during the workshop.


This session Preserving Knowledge, Defending Independence: A Student Bill of Rights Workshop is offered as one of five concurrent breakout sessions.

Learn more about the other four sessions:
Let’s Talk About Drugs
Digital Democracy and Civic Engagement: Digital Democracy Unveiled
BSU’s Discussion Series: Impact of Affirmative Action
Film in Democracy

See the full Symposium on Democracy Agenda


February 21
10:15 am - 11:15 am
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