Wednesday Apr 19, 2023
The Signal | The Right’s Long War on Public Education, with Jennifer Berkshire
Jennifer Berkshire writes about the intersection of education and politics for the Nation, the New Republic, the New York Times, and other publications. She is the creator and co-host of the education policy podcast Have You Heard, and the co-author of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School. Jennifer teaches in the journalism program at Boston College and in the Education Studies program at Yale University. Her next book, The Education Wars: A Citizen’s Guide and Defense Manual, will be out in 2024. Today we speak to her about the Right’s Long War on Public Education and how to fight back and win!
The Signal is a podcast by The Bucks County Beacon. Twice a month we will use this space to shine a light on the right-wing extremist currents streaming though Bucks County and beyond. We will talk to guests who will help listeners navigate these perilous political waters by providing insight, analysis, and organizing solutions so that we can steer the community toward calmer, saner progressive routes.
Host Cyril Mychalejko’s 5 Book Recommendations to Further Shine a Light on Public Education in America
- Dark Money and the Politics of School Privatization, by Maurice Cunningham
- Left Back: A Century of Battles over School Reform, by Diane Ravitch
- Whose America?: Culture Wars in the Public Schools, by Jonathan Zimmerman
- Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, by bell hooks
- The Teachers, by Alexandra Robbins
LISTEN TO EPISODE 2 - The Merchants of Deception: The Dark Money and Front Groups Behind School Privatization, with Maurice Cunningham
The Signal is produced by Kevin Mahoney, Raging Chicken Media.
Music by Maf é Tulà and Cartas a Felice, "La Loca." Panela Music.
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