Monday, November 9, 2009

oh higher education...what a sham.

i found this audio of a david noble talk from 2007 on activist teacher today. it's a bit long, but listen anyway!

"When David Noble was fired from M.I.T. Noam Chomsky explained that "he was too radical for M.I.T." David Noble is arguably the most important historian of science and technology of the 20th century. When he contributed a talk about the corporatization of campuses at the University of Ottawa in 2004, with co-speakers Ralph Nader and Leonard Minsky, several executive officers of the university declared that "he is not an academic".

if you think chomsky is radical, you've never heard of david noble.

i couldn't embed the player, so you'll have to go directly to activist teacher to listen.

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