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PSU professor to speak about education in St. Helens

Alex Sager specializes in philosophy, questions recent education reforms

Alex Sager.The St. Helens Public Library is hosting a discussion with Alex Sager entitled “What is Education For?” on Thursday, April 23.

Sager is an assistant professor of philosophy and university studies at Portland State University, where he created a class on the philosophy of education. He specializes in social and political philosophy.

The discussion will focus on education reform efforts in the United States, including Common Core standards, and question what they do to address the nature of education from a philosophical standpoint.

The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Sager's appearance at the library is sponsored by Oregon Humanities, a Portland-based nonprofit group affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The library is located at 375 S. 18th Street, in the Columbia Center building.

For more information, contact Nicole Woodruff at 503-397-4544 or nicolew@ci.st-helens.or.us.