John Leo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, introduced panel speakers for Session 4 on The New Civics and Social Justice Advocacy. Sol Stern, also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, presented the parallels he has found between teachers' education and the prevalence of social justice advocacy in K-12 public schools. Fred Siegel, currently a scholar-in-residence at Saint Francis College, recounted events of the late 1960s and early 1970s that led to politicization in college classrooms. Peter Berkowitz, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, spoke about "how the betrayal of liberal education corrupts students' character and corrodes their ability to contribute to the public debate in a free society." The session concluded with a Q&A time. Session 4 was part of the National Association of Scholars' 25th anniversary conference, "A Mighty Maze" on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Harvard Club in New York.
- May 01, 2013