"Each one of us must understand education reform as inseparable from our concurrent struggles in other sectors, including labor and healthcare, and the movements to secure full human and civil rights for all." --Authors.

Author Biography

Kevin K. Kumashiro is professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was formerly chair of Educational Policy Studies and interim co-director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy. He is the award-winning author of nine books on education and activism, including Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture (Teachers College Press). He is the founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education, and the president-elect of the National Association for Multicultural Education (2010-2012).

Erica R. Meiners lives in Chicago and teaches, writes and participates in justice work. She is the author of Flaunt It! Queers Organizing for Public Education and Justice (2009), Right to be Hostile: Schools, Prisons and the Making of Public Enemies (2007) and numerous articles. A 2010 Lillian J. Robinson Scholar at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, a 2011-2012 Visiting Research Faculty at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she is Professor of Education and Gender and Women’s Studies and a member of the University Professionals of Illinois, local 4100, at Northeastern Illinois University.



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