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Professor Meira Levinson's "Dilemmas of Educational Ethics" is reviewed

"The new collection edited by Meira Levinson and Jacob Jay, Dilemmas of Educational Ethics, illuminates democratic stirrings. Levinson, professor of education at Harvard, wrote the highly regarded No Citizen Left Behind about empowering civic education practices in K-12 schools. It is also useful to note some limits of the collection.

The last half century has seen loss of public purposes in research, increasing fragmentation of disciplines, privatized teaching, and weakening of relationships which connect educators to publics outside their institutions: evisceration of work for public purposes; work by publics; and work that takes place in public fashion.  All played a crucial if little noted role in disempowerment of democracy educators and the rise of the anti-public political movement..."

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