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Jon Shelton

Jon Shelton

Professor, Chair of Democracy and Justice Studies
MAC A324
Democracy & Justice Studies

Jon Shelton is professor and chair of democracy and justice studies.  He is the author of The Education Myth: How Human Capital Trumped Social Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2023) and Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order, which was the winner of the International Standing Conference of the History of Education’s First Book Award in 2018.  Shelton has also published work in the Washington Post, Dissent, Jacobin, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and other publications.  He served as the Vice-Chair of the city of Green Bay’s first ever Equal Rights Commission and sits on the Board of Directors for the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the Wisconsin Labor History Society.   He also serves as Vice-President for Higher Education of the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin.