August 2020

At the August meeting, we discussed Williamson and Hogan’s (2020) Commercialisation and privatisation in/of education in the context of Covid-19. Williamson and Hogan give an impressive comprehensive overview of the private-public partnerships that (almost immediately) benefitted from the digitalisation of learning that occurred due to the pandemic. Similar to Sadowski (2019), part of what is highlighted here is not that there is something new happening but that Capital’s desire for continued expansion does not stop (and in fact, amps up efforts) in the face of new, seemingly catastrophic situations if it is left unchecked.

Notes for this reading can be found here. They are longer than the other notes linked here but are a reflection of the thoroughness of the original text.

Minutes from the meeting can be found here.

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