Tag: higher education

The Legacy of McCarthyism on Social Group Work: An HistoricalAnalysis

By Janice Andrews and Michael Reisch

Read the full article from The Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, here.

This paper explores the impact of McCarthyism on the ideology, education,
practice, and public image of group work. The authors argue that the
witchhunts that occured during the period and its climate of widespread
fear purges and political conservatism diminished the gains the social work
profession had made in the 1930s and 1940s through its participation in
progressive activities and left the profession, particularly social group work
ill-prepared for the issues and activism of the 1960s and 1970s

‘Intellectual diversity’ on college campuses measure heads to Governor’s desk

By Renzo Downey

Read the full article from Florida Politics here.

“The Legislature has passed a bill calling for a survey of the ideological beliefs of Florida’s university and college professors, and it is now heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis‘ desk…The legislation comes as conservatives complain about a so-called liberal indoctrination of students. But in discussions Thursday, Republican Sen. Ray Rodrigues, who is shepherding the legislation through the Senate, opposed assertions that the effort is political. He brushed off suggestions administration could use the survey results in malicious ways toward faculty.”

Higher education and the poverty challenge

By Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

“My argument is that the War on Poverty failed because it was based on a set of false assumptions. Poverty is not a curable disease caused by the interplay of culture and individual shortcomings, but rather it is a normalized economic state within the neoliberal capitalist system. Therefore, the positionality of people within the economy is determined by racialized labor market dynamics, which distributes high-, middle-, and low-income jobs to laborers in the workforce. Within this labor market system, poverty is a subdivision of the low-income employment sector.”