Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 7

testFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 7 (Aired April 29th 2015)

Shifting Paradigms, Part I: Standardized To Student-Centered

Addresses a key pillar of the corporate education agenda: standardization through Common Core standards and high-stakes testing.  Presents contrasting paradigms for social justice education.  Profiles a student-centered, inquiry-based classroom that models teaching and learning not typically assessed in standardized testing.


Dr. Joel Westheimer: Professor of Education & Democracy at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and an education columnist or Canadian Public Radio.

Dr. Chela Delgado, 12th grade Government & Economics teacher, and her students at Coliseum College Prep Academy, Oakland Unified School District

Jesse Hagopian: History teacher and leader of standardized testing boycott at Garfield High School in Seattle.  Associate Editor of Rethinking Schools Magazine and author.  Founding member of Social Equality Educators

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