Among the many bronze busts of lunatic conservatives like Milton Friedman, George Argyros, Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan dotted around Chapman University is a bona fide leftist radical: Paulo Freire. The late, bearded Brazilian educator transformed education through Pedagogy of the Oppressed, his most influential book first published in 1968. Generations of leftists teachers have waved the book around since, especially those in ethnic studies, the type of studies that Chapman President Jim Doti thinks ghetto-izes college students--so how the hell did Freire end up on campus?
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|Paulo Freire's bust at Chapman University|
Chapman is not only home to a bust of the Brazilian, but also houses the Paulo Frerie Critical Pedagogy Archives--double-down on the radicalism! The collection will be re-dedicated Saturday with an all-day symposium planned. More »