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The Rouge Forum

Institute on Education & Society
University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
26-29 June 2003

The Rouge Forum is pleased to announce its 2003 Summer Institute on Education and Society. 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.

Conference organizers are interested in papers and panels that examine issues of education and society from marxian, neo-marxian, and other critical perspectives. Of particular interest are papers and panels that address:

  • urban teaching
  • urban teacher education
  • teaching and the war on terror
  • privatization and commercialization of education
  • state regulation of knowledge and other threats to academic freedom
  • deskilling of students and teachers
  • surveillance and censorship of teaching and curriculum
  • impact of "high-stakes" tests on teaching and learning


Please send a one-page abstract of your paper or panel along with the contact information for participants to E. Wayne Ross ( Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2003.

Visit The Rouge Forum website for details on registration, housing, and travel:

What is the Rouge Forum?

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.