Dr. Jason Raley presented "The Fine Print of 'Passion' (and what it really means for our complaints about schools)" at the TEDxUCSB event. Dr. Raley's current research explores the substance, conduct, and consequence of social relations in educational encounters, with a special focus on matters of trust and authority. His work is oriented by a hope that schools can be made to recover a democratic function. When not writing, teaching, or making video analyses, Raley grows avocadoes and citrus fruits (and three young children) in the Santa Clara River Valley in Ventura County, California.
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