ⓘ Category:Education activism


Anti-schooling activism

Anti-schooling activism or radical education reform describes multiple positions critical of compulsory schooling laws. These positions oppose the current standard of schooling for reasons such as the use of compulsory schooling as a tool of assimilation, the belief that a structured learning system is detrimental for children, and that schooling is used as a form of political control.


Fay Biles

Fay Biles is an American academic and college sports coach. She was the first woman to serve in a vice presidency role at an Ohio university. As a head coach of the field hockey and lacrosse teams, she logged more victories than any other coach in Kent State University history. She was inducted into the Ohio Womens Hall of Fame in 1986.


Nelle A. Coley

Nelle Artis Coley, a noted educator, was born in Greensboro, NC in 1909. She attended local parochial primary schools in Greensboro before starting public school. She entered Bennett College in 1926, completing her high school studies in 1927. For the next four years, she alternated her studies with summer employment as a waitress in restaurants on the New Jersey shore. She completed her undergraduate studies at Bennett College in 1931. Unable to find work in Greensboro, she moved to Beaufort, North Carolina, where she found a teaching job. Mrs. Coley continued teaching in Beaufort through ...


Declaration on the Common Language

The Declaration on the Common Language was issued in 2017 by a group of intellectuals and NGOs from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia who were working under the banner of a project called "Language and Nationalism". The Declaration states that Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs and Montenegrins have a common standard language of the polycentric type. Before any public presentation, the Declaration was signed by over 200 prominent writers, scientists, journalists, activists and other public figures from the four countries. The Declaration on the common language is an attempt to c ...


Education in Poland during World War II

World War II saw the cultivation of underground education in Poland. Secretly conducted education prepared scholars and workers for the postwar reconstruction of Poland and countered German and Soviet threats to eradicate Polish culture.


Flying University

Flying University was an underground educational enterprise that operated from 1885 to 1905 in Warsaw, the historic Polish capital, then under the control of the Russian Empire, and that was revived between 1977 and 1981 in the Peoples Republic of Poland. The purpose of this and similar institutions was to provide Polish youth with an opportunity for an education within the framework of traditional Polish scholarship, when that collided with the ideology of the governing authorities. In the 19th century, such underground institutions were important in the national effort to resist Germaniz ...