Student protests open window into broader discussion
I’ve not paid close attention to the recent protests in Britain beyond reading the headlines and marveling at the shocked faces of Prince Charles and Camilla as angry students attacked their car last week. But a couple of blog posts I read today, admittedly old posts, opened a window into the situation, at least for me. It’s a small window, from a distinct angle. Historical allusions to May 1968, of course, are on display, as is the contention that students are putting to use what they are learning in class. I’m always suspicious of such grand comparisons and pronouncements that students are making the move from theory to praxis. But I found the posts worth reading, not only for the on-the-ground observations but for suggesting ways to think about the protests. http://www.leftfootforward.org/2010/11/the-student-movement-2010-the-rise-of-the-dissent-entrepreneur/And this one:http://exquisitelife.researchresearch.com/exquisite_life/2010/12/revolting-academics.html http://amplify.com/u/i7o2
UPDATE: The first URL doesn’t lead you to the essay I read, so I’m posting the address again.