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Philosophers’ Café: High School in America: Change the Metaphors, Change Everything

May 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join us for our very last Philosophers’ Café of the year to discuss “High School in America: Change the Metaphors, Change Everything”! Discussion will be led by Dr. Jennie Young (English & Humanities, UWGB). What if we’re doing almost everything wrong in American high schools? What if we could radically change things? Right now, “the kids are not okay,” and there is ample evidence to suggest that the environments in which we are educating young adults is not only not protecting our kids but actively harming them — mentally, emotionally, and physically. To kick off this discussion, Jennie Young will share her experiences teaching high school and her subsequent research interrogating high school cultures and exploring other alternatives.