Against the Grain

The End of Public Education?

From charter schools to enterprises like Teach for America — profiteering off of public education has surged, supported by both Democrats and Republicans. But Noliwe Rooks argues that the plundering of taxpayer-funded education has a long history, going back to the era after Reconstruction. Rooks discusses that history — and whether we’re now seeing the slow unraveling of public education in the U.S. (Encore broadcast.)

Resources:

Noliwe Rooks, Cutting School Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education The New Press, 2017

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    Re: Against The Grain webpages. I just want to thank you, ATG/KPFA, for once again noting when an ATG episode is an encore broadcast.

    For a long time, the ATG archives (episode listings) stopped noting whether a show was a rerun or not. As a result, I didn’t listen to ATG nearly as much as I had before. So I expect that I’ll be listening to ATG much more in 2018 than I did in 2017 (especially as long as Sasha Lilley is around — she’s one of my favorite interviewers).

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