In world where we struggle with wars, injustice, violence in our communities and the threat of environmental devastation...what does peace mean to you. That was the question 186 students from around Oregon answered as part of the Greenfield Peace Writing Contest for Oregon High School Students.
What should policies and goals should replace the test-and-punish approach of "No Child Left Behind"? How can academic freedom in the University be defended from what threatens it today? What does the story of Easter mean for the US at war in the Middle East? What's going on at the Oregon State Hospital nowadays? Tom Becker hosts the moles as they discuss these questions.
What undermines academic freedom and intellectual inquiry in the University today and what can be done to defend them? Professor Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about untenured faculty afraid for their jobs and neo-liberal demands that education serve the economy. Nelson has laid out these concerns in a new book, No University is an Island.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2010
This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2010.
Join Women of Wisdom, or W.O.W., this evening from 4-7pm for group counseling sessions and peer support for women living with HIV/AIDS. W.O.W. focuses on health and wellness activities, encourages peer support, and provides childcare for the women in group. Meals provided. This event is located at the Quest Center for Integrative Health at 2901 East Burnside Street. To register, call Dayna Morrison at 503.238.5203, extension 119. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is much to criticize in the Bush administration's education program "No Child Left Behind," a program what has been continued under Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. But what would a truly progressive education policy be like? What would be the goals and values of a school system that met the needs of students and their communties? Stan Karp talks on these matters with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. Karp writes frequently for Rethinking Schools as their expert on federal education policy. Part One of this interview -- an examination of what's wrong with current policies -- can be found by clicking here.
Tonght we focus on the High School for Recording Arts Portland
Imagine a high school where art, music and culture are natural components of education rather than stand alone subjects. Where community is unified through celebration of arts and artistic expression. A school where parents and students openly communicate with teachers because every voice is valued. Imagine teenage sons and daughters coming home from school filled with pride and self-confidence, showcasing their day’s accomplishments and looking forward to the next day. Imagine their excitement when working in an internship lead by an artist or businessperson they admire. Imagine talking about life after graduation as a conversation with limitless possibilities.
Tonight's show features three segments from our queer community, each working to make an impact on our world.
Our first guests are Seamus Bogus and Rider Richardson, working with Tuff Luck. This new trans-owned and operated coffee shop is queer to the max & located at In Other Words (8 NE Killingsworth St @ N Williams).