Education Today

Education Today – August 5, 2022

Dr. Pamela Luster, recent President of Mesa College in San Diego, and the co-creator of “Equity Avengers” talks with Kitty about giving substance to the idea of “bringing an equity lens” to every single decision in higher education.   Her examples are provocative; she and her colleagues have accomplished a lot and they persist.


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Education Today – July 8, 2022

Discrimination against women takes many forms.  Harassment at school, at work, and by the government  confronts hundreds of thousands of women who “wear the veil” or the hijab. Hear four French Muslim women talk with Kitty about  their experiences, their actions, and the politics which surround the issue.


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Education Today – June 24, 2022

Why and how do capitalists bring about gentrification and displacement in places like Oakland .  Christian Noakes and Taylor Wallace are educators and scholars who explore this on a deep economic and political level.    Then they give examples of the  harm this process brings to young people.


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Education Today – March 18, 2022

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


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Education Today – February 4, 2022

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.