Systems of education and its discontents

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shocked philip j fry GIF

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joy division art GIF by hoppip

A Joy chief?

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They might be too advanced for little kids. Probably more like this:

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[ETA] I want to note that this particular course she’s talking about is called “cash course”… which sounds awfully similar to another high profile educational program… One wonders if that was intentional…

banana eats GIF

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Why are America’s elite universities so afraid of this scholar’s paper?

The Columbia Law Review website was temporarily shut down after it published a Palestinian human rights lawyer’s article proposing a new way to understand Palestinian life under Israeli rule

(Guardian)

No paywall: https://archive.ph/kPJEA/again?url=https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/09/columbia-law-review-rabea-eghbariah-palestine-censorship-controversy

The board never spelled out why it pulled the piece, beyond what it called an opaque editorial process – a description the student editors disputed. But for non-scholarly audiences, Eghbariah’s word choice may have seemed inflammatory. In the piece, he defines Zionism as inextricable from the Nakba and builds on the legal scholarship of apartheid and genocide. Its table of contents was itself arguably provocative, with the header “Zionism as Nakba”.

It echoed another episode from November, when the Harvard Law Review blocked publication of an earlier version of the article that it had commissioned from Eghbariah, after the law review president reportedly expressed safety concerns tied to the piece. That version of the piece later appeared in the Nation magazine.

“What is so scary about Palestinians having the right to narrate their own realities?” Eghbariah said. Student-run law review journals rarely if ever hear from their outside boards. “It’s unprecedented to even interfere in editorial processes,” he said. There have been no substantive or factual contestations of the claims of the Columbia Law Review article.

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Belongs over in the Columbia & allies thread too.

Columbia has been double and tripling down for quite some time now.

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I posted an interview with him over in the Israel-Palestine thread…

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Can’t beat that for an academic title!

(Yes, it’s an actual journal article.)

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