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[Xmca-l] Call for Manuscripts, Regeneración, Issue on the Neoliberal Privatization of Public Education

XMCA List Family,

I am relaying a call for manuscripts on a pressing issue impacting education everywhere. We conceptualized the idea of a grassroots journal in 2007 and it has grown, albeit slowly. Here's the latest call.



Regeneración, the Association of Raza Educators Journal
Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2015)

Deadline: February 15, 2015

The theme for our next issue:
"Resisting The Neoliberal Privatization of Education: Reclaiming Teachers' Unions, Education, and Epistemologies"

Undeniably, ever since the World Bank declared education a trade-able service--trumping the idea that education is a basic human right--education and teachers have been increasingly under attack by corporations, venture philanthropists, and a growing managerial middle class, who function within a neoliberal ideology that places insurmountable faith in markets and the expansion of capitalism globally into all facets of everyday life. We believe that the neoliberal project to de-fund and privatize public education interlocks with the idea of a racial-colonial State.  Thus, it is no coincidence that neoliberal experiments to privatize public education have materialized in large urban districts, such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, etc., where we find a significant number of Raza, Black, and other historically marginalized peoples.

In this issue of Regeneración we seek both analysis and praxis, that is texts that help us understand more deeply how neoliberalism is manifest in particular geographic, social, and cultural spaces. As well, we are looking for texts that provide examples of resistance to the corporate takeover of public education. How are urban and other communities responding to the attacks on education and teachers? What grassroots and strategic spaces are created that provide alternatives to neoliberalism and capitalism?  How are teachers' unions being reinvented? What role does the fight for Ethnic Studies present as a counter to the neoliberal attack?

FORMAT: Submissions may come from students, educators, parents, community organizers, or organizations; we also welcome scholarly submissions that are written for a general audience.  Formats may include testimonios, essays, poetry, art, personal narrative, as well as analytic and empirical studies.

LENGTH: 700-3000 words

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15, 2015
PUBLICATION DATE: April 15, 2015

If you have any questions please contact: razaeducators@yahoo.com<mailto:razaeducators@yahoo.com>

To access past issues of Regeneración: http://www.razaeducators.org/archives_newsletter.html

The Association of Raza Educators