Education historian Jack Schneider and journalist Jennifer Berkshire join Jeremy to discuss their book, The Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School in which they describe policies and political undertakings such as school vouchers, attacks on teachers’ unions, tax credit scholarships, virtual schools, etc., as part of a larger organized effort to undo U.S. public education. The authors discuss competing visions in modern education, and the conflict between a lost history of educational practice and an anxiety about the future direction of education—they also discuss the dangers of treating school as a means of advancing a modern economy, while also recognizing the importance of addressing inclusivity and economic disadvantage in discussions involving educational practice and philosophy.
Host Jeremy Tate @JeremyTate41
Guests Jack Schneider @Edu_Historian and Jennifer Berkshire @BisforBerkshire
A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door
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