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In Education Week commentary, UW-Madison's Hess urges scholars to make voices heard

January 19, 2018
UW-Madison's Diana Hess recently authored a commentary for Education Week that is headlined, "The Problem With Calling Scholars 'Too Political.' "

Dean Diana Hess
Hess is dean of the School of Education and the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. 

In the column, Hess writes about the importance of education scholars speaking up and participating in public debates about their issues of expertise. 

Hess frames partaking in political debate as a responsibility and a way to give back to the community and the universities that support them. 

"Of course, specialized experts are not the only voices that should be taken seriously in public discourse. But to eschew expertise is to rob the public of what we know it takes to develop high-quality answers to nuanced and important problems," Hess writes. 

Read the full column on this Education Week web page.
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