Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein that alternates weekly and airs on Odd weeks.
2:30 PM, Pacific Time: Odd Week Fridays
We hear live from participants in a historic rally by a new coalition of Port workers and educators dedicated to stopping school closures and a billionaire developer’s effort to take over a portion of public land at the Port Then we discuss a disturbing Stanford study that reveals the depths of anti-Black racism and … Continued
A teacher and organizer talks about French elections and new organizing in the Quartier Populaire, the “hood” in France.
Hear about positive developments on several fronts: Port workers and educators have formed an alliance to stop school closures and the privatization of the Oakland Port. The West Contra Costa School Board stood up the Fiscal Crisis Management and Assistance Team (FCMAT) regusing to send out lay-off notices to Richmond teachers. And billionaire Fisher’s privatization … Continued
Labor and community leaders discuss billionaire John Fisher’s proposed project to build 3000 luxury residences and a ballpark on public Port property. ILWU leader Trent Willis and West Oakland community leader, Melody Davis share their thoughts..
Oakland City Council member, Carroll Fife, dialogues with Kitty about Oakland school closures and how this connects to the displacement of the Black community. “We are the undesirables and have been since we were emancipated” in response to the question of why the system would carry out this displacement.
Kitty reports education news, including the latest on Covid in schools, and then dialogues with listeners about many issues.
Hear University of Toronto Professor Prentiss Dantzler in dialogue with Kitty Kelly Epstein on racial capitalism
On today’s show we learn about the interesting educational research of 2021 Then we discover what’s up with French education and what it has to do with U.S. schools, and finally a bit about Oaklanders’ latest struggle to run their own schools..
Hear organizer and parent, Frankie Ramos, on good books for little kids and big kids. And then hear Teresa Walsh on Cuba, the problems the U.S. causes, and how we can help.
Discussion of critical race theory with highly awarded scholar guest, Dr. Lenneal Henderson.