*Read-in* Undoing the Demos: The Future of Education

Presented with Dean Machine


Learning is in peril! Schools are in crisis! In our neoliberal era, privatization, standardization, metrics-driven curricula, and Betsy DeVos threaten to dismantle public education and eradicate critical teaching and learning. Paranoia and panic about the future of education abounds, but the effects of neoliberalization on teaching and learning will extend far beyond the classroom. 

Together, we will read Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution (2015) to discuss what is ultimately at stake when the neoliberal rationality transforms education (hint: it’s the entire democratic system of governance!)




Location: Dean Machine

1037 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Work Heights is a membership based co-working business in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. They have two locations that members share for their work and for building community with each other, as well as the greater neighborhood and city. We'll be hosting Olios at the Junkyard of Dean Machine, a beautiful backyard space complete with a firepit! 


Other upcoming Olios


Apr 28

Human Rights at the Edge of Darkness: We are the Resistance

Taught by Phelim Kine
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

May 5

Buddhist Realism and Dark Comedy: It's Funny Because It's True

Taught by Christopher Kelley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

May 7

*Read-in* The True Believer and the Nature of Mass Movements

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
4 p.m. at IDIO Gallery

Sign Up - $10

May 19

The Feminist Storytelling Movement in True Crime

Taught by Tracy Bealer
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

May 27

Great Books Written in Prison: From Plato to MLK

Taught by Ward Regan
7 p.m. at Molasses Books

Sign Up - $0

Jun 2

How Vulnerable are Reproductive Rights in the US?

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jun 27

Jun 30

The Woman Question

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20


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