Education Today

Education Today – April 17, 2020

Hear Rutgers Professor Domingo Morrel and Houston teachers union leader, Zeph Capo, analyze the nationwide move to disenfranchise Black-led urban school districts through state takeovers.      They provide important details on the motivating factors which include seizing the resources of districts which have increasing budgets.  Listen in.  You won’t hear this anywhere else.


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Education Today – April 03, 2020

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


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Education Today – March 20, 2020

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


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Education Today – February 07, 2020

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.


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


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Education Today – September 27, 2019

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