PMC= professional managerial class, probably.
Omar Aktouf on neoliberalism and education. From Encirclement.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you!
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
“For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
Who better to acknowledge the fierce tenacity of working-class and first-generation students in their struggle to attain a quality education free from debt?
So much to talk about.
I get blind solicitations like this all the time, basically asking me to monetize my pedagogy and my students. Also, how askew do you have to be to think of “hivemind” as something desirable?