Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, Dean of the School of Education at Holy Names University, interviews the authors of a new book about the most successful student strike in U.S. history at San Francisco State Strike. BSU leader Bernard Stringer and KPFA’s Kitty Kelly Epstein discuss the deep politics of the strike based on their own experiences … Continued
2:30 PM, Pacific Time: Odd Week Fridays
Education Today is a radio show hosted by Kitty Kelly Epstein that alternates weekly and airs on Odd weeks.
Hear about the longest and most successful student strike ever in the U.S. Host of Education Today, Kitty Kelly Epstein and BSU Central Committee member, Bernard Stringer are interviewed by Dr. Kimberly Mayfield Lynch on the reasons for the strike’s success and its significance to the movement for educational justice
Hear exciting ideas about creating peaceful communities by Zach Norris, the author of “We Keep Us Safe” and leader of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
A young scholar talks about the participation of Stanford professors in the Eugenics movement, which was the bedrock of both U.S. racial education tracking and Hitler’s ideology about race. Lewis Terman was a very important but little known figure in these developments in the Bay Area We’ll also hear some up-to-date education news.
Billionaire Bill Gates is promoting an agenda for higher education focused on the needs of capitalism, eliminating expenditures on many “superfluous” studies in the arts and humanities. Hear a dialogue on how he’s moving this agenda on Education Today.
Why are the only school districts taken over by state governments those with mostly Black and Latino students, and what does all this have to do with privatization and gentrification? The Houston teachers union is suing the state of Texas to stop the takeover of their school district on the basis that it is a … Continued
Two educators discuss trauma in schools and how to help youngsters deal with it. Analysis and ideas for parents and teachers from Dr. Joyce Dorado, Director of a UCSF program on response to trauma in schools and Natalie Perales, a Bay Area teacher who uses trauma-informed methods in her teaching. Photo by Lisa Maruna
Hear two scholars discuss hot topics that impact U.S. students and their thinking. Dr. Rochelle Gutierrez talks about rehumanizing mathematics and Dr. Earl Wright argues that W.E.B. DuBois and his colleagues at Atlanta University were responsible for the founding of Sociology, rather than the more conservative University of Chicago academics who are usually given the … Continued
Right now the education of Bay Area children is seriously affected by gentrification and displacement. Many Black families in West Oakland have already been displaced, and now John Fisher (GAP owner; chair of KIPP Academies; owner of the A’s) plans a new high-end residential development of 3000 units on public (Port of Oakland) property. … Continued
Kitty Kelly Epstein talks with Mills Professor Nolan Jones about Hip Hop pedagogy. How has Hip Hop affected the world and the classroom? What’s the difference between rap pedagogy and Hip Hop pedagogy? What difference does this make for schools?