Saturday, October 15, 12:30-2:00 pm
66 West 12th St., room A407
Committee Members of The Public School New York
The Public School NY (TPSNY) holds open committee meetings, often in the form of a class titled “The Future of the Public School.” Typically the purpose of the class is threefold: first, to make the project and its operations more transparent; two, to recruit potential new committee members (the committee is a rotating membership with no minimum/maximum length of membership); and three, to enact a self-reflexive mode and, with the help of class participants, submit our very practices to the same scrutiny that we would any other topic, in any other class. TPSNY will hold such a class focusing on this third aspect—that of reflection, assessment, and critique. In this session, panelists will reflect not only on the activating potential of these educational models, but also on their limits, and undertake to identify and unpack the assumptions by which they are buttressed.