I’m beginning to think that, throughout time, education has been used to actually squelch rebelliousness and societal change, not to promote it, as humanists and liberal arts proponents might argue. Of course, education is not a totalitarian system meant to squelch all opposition, but for the most part, I am beginning to wonder if it doesn’t serve to harness the rebelliousness in us, ocassionally formalize it to do some good in social change, but for the most part, divert it to other means that enforce the status quo. This is something that I’m going to have to ponder.
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Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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