Provoking Dialogues: Worth Striking For


  • Isabel Nuñez Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Ligia Licho López University of Melbourne
  • Arlo Kempf University of Toronto
  • Jennifer Job Oklahoma State University
  • Mayme Francyne Huckaby Texas Christian University, Center for Public Education
  • Pamela J. Konkol Concordia University Chicago


At the 36th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, a Provoking Dialogues session was held on Worth Striking For: Why Education Policy is Every Teacher’s Concern (Lessons from Chicago), written by Isabel Nuñez, Gregory Michie, and Pamela Konkol. Curriculum scholars took up various sections of the book as part of a larger discussion on School Reform: What is the current paradigm of neoliberal school reform that educators are working under, and what possibilities are there for undermining this paradigm in support of public schooling? The following essay is comprised of the thoughts of those scholars. We encourage you to continue to engage with these authors and each other to keep the fight going.