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GRADUATE WORKSHOP - Educating the Citizen

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

3440 Market Street, Suite 300 (Political Science Dept.)
Lunch provided.


Chad D. Frazier (History, Georgetown University): "A School for Citizens, Not Just Civil Servants: The U.S. Colonial State and the Early Years of the University of Puerto Rico, 1903-1917" (PDF)

Daniel Moak (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania): "The Liberal Roots of the Punitive Education State" (PDF)

Chad Frazier
(History, Georgetown University)

Frazier’s paper examines the different ways that U.S. policymakers and elite Puerto Ricans thought about the purpose of the University of Puerto Rico during the critical (though understudied) period between 1903 and 1917.  Using the concept of "citizenship", this paper reframes the narrative and illuminates the relationship between the two in the period between 1903 and 1917.

Daniel Moak (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)

Moak's paper focuses on the origins of punitive accountability policies in primary and secondary public education. Moak suggests that the origin of these policies can be traced back to beginnings of a federal education state at the high point of the Great Society, arguing that it was liberals who built the framework for punitive education policies.