Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently told the Brookings Institution that school choice was akin to choosing between ride-sharing apps. But more worrisome was her implicit, disjointed, and ahistorical proposal for a wholesale re-visioning of the purpose and function of education in a democratic society. In […]
A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute […]
This short essay unwinds the apparent contradiction between anxiety around screen time at home and support for screen time at school. It asks the seemingly obvious question: Why are we putting so much pressure on parents to manage and limit screen time, while schools are facing the opposite pressure to incorporate digital tools? Looking into this dynamic is an occasion for asking, collectively, how we want to live.
Fontaine, C. & Luttrell, W. (forthcoming). Re-centering the role of care in young people’s multimodal literacies: A collaborative seeing approach. In Hamilton, M., Heydon, R., Hibbert, K. & Stooke, R., Eds. Negotiating Spaces for Literacy Learning: Multimodality and Governmentality. London; New York: Bloomsbury Books. Luttrell, W., […]