Cissy McDaniel Parker Dean’s
Conference Room (SZB 238)
University of Texas at Austin
The End of Public Schools?: The Corporatization of Public Education
Biography. David Hursh is a professor at Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester. His research and writing focuses on critiquing neoliberal education policy and practices, and educating for environmental sustainability. He books on education policy include The End of Public Schools: The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education (2016) and High Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning (2008). Publications on educating for environmental sustainability include Hursh, Henderson and Greenwood (2015) “Environmental education in the neoliberal climate” in the journal of Environmental Education Research, and Henderson and Hursh, D. (2014). “Economics and education for human flourishing: Wendell Berry and the Oikonomic Alternative to Neoliberalism,” in Educational Studies. From 2011 to 2012 he was a Visiting Research Scholar, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University. In spring 2014 he was Visiting Scholar at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.