Assaults on Public Education, Part Two

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Mon, 10/30/2023 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Outdoor rally with banners saying, "Stop Starving Our Schools" and "Educators, Students, and Parents United"

 

Bill Resnick talks to Jennifer Berkshire, a teacher of journalism, her specialty education and the right’s continuing attack on public education, to replace it with private voucher schools teaching the right’s ideas on patriotism, sexual morality, and the obligations of citizenship. In Part 1 they discuss the attack and the disastrous outcomes of the right wing schools. In Part 2 they discuss how the attack has triggered a nationwide backlash with the potential of greatly strengthening the public schools. Berkshire is coauthor with Jack Schneider of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School (2020), and of The Education Wars: A Citizen’s Guide and Defense Manual (2024).

Image: Photo by Charles Edward Miller from Chicago, United States, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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