This groundbreaking book provides examples of on-the-ground organizing and academic activism, drawing attention to the militarization of public schools, the erasure of queer lives at private institutions with anti-gay "lifestyle" statements, and the failure of professional educational organizations to act for social justice. Flaunt It! offers a constructive and timely analysis of the local, felt impact of neoliberal policies on the lives of those most marginal in schools and in communities.
The Authors: Therese Quinn teaches art education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She sits on the Local School Council of Nicholas Senn High School, is a founding member of Teachers Against Militarized Education (TAME), serves on the advisory board of AERA Chicago, and blogs about urban public (art) education at The Other Eye (http://therese-othereye.blogspot.com). Erica R. Meiners, a Professor of Education and Women's Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, is the author of Right to be Hostile: Schools, Prisons and the Making of Public Enemies (2007). She participates in a number of local educational justice projects, including teaching and coordinating a high school for formerly incarcerated men and women.