Topic : Children & Youth
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Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis leads a modern-day freedom school for undocumented youth where students receive free college-level classes, college application assistance, and the social movement leadership training they need to determine the course of their own freedom struggle. Against a backdrop of Southern states that deny undocumented students equal access to public higher education, Freedom U is creating liberatory spaces for learning and advancing undocumented students’ human right to education.
Almost a decade ago, MIT created a stir in the education community when it launched its OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative to provide free, open access to course material for its undergraduate- and graduate-level courses to anyone, anywhere. At the outset, many questioned OCW’s value—as well as the value of learning online.
At the 2013 Ashoka U Exchange, Bill Drayton, in his keynote speech at the exchange, shares his vision for the future of higher education.