Jean Anyon

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Jean Anyon

Template:TOCnestleft Jean Anyon is Professor of Educational and Social Policy, Doctoral Program in Urban Education, Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Anyon is the author of several seminal books on education research; Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and a New Social Movement, and Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Educational Reform. Her forthcoming book is Marx and Education (March 2011). [1]

DSA Feminist Commission

In 1985[2] and 1986,[3] Jean Anyon was listed as a member of the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement "Support Bill Ayers" in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

"We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers."

Jean Anyon of Graduate Center, City University of New York signed the statement.[4]

Left Forum

At Left Forum 2011, Sarah Knopp organized a panel "Capitalism and Education: A Marxist discourse on what we're fighting against and what we're fighting for". other panelists included Jeff Bale, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University, Jean Anyon, Graduate Center, CUNY, Brian Jones,, Megan Behrent, International Socialist Organization.[5]