A teacher in Louisiana stood up at a local school board meeting to question why the school superintendent was being considered for a massive pay raise while teachers’ salaries stagnated. The teacher was violently arrested in response. On our show today we’ll turn to our education correspondent Kevin Kumashiro for a discussion on teacher pay. … Continued
A new study in Climatic Change for the first time, links the impact of carbon emissions directly to those companies that produce the emissions. As the US and Caribbean reel from the devastation of back-to-back hurricanes, we’ll speak with the study’s lead author today and identify those companies that are most responsible for global warming. … Continued
Donald Trump’s widely condemned nomination of billionaire Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary was pushed through by a tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence. We’ll turn to our education correspondent Kevin Kumashiro on the political fight that transpired. And, Trump has declared war on the nation’s wealthiest and most populous state. In the battle of … Continued
Democrats are demanding a second hearing for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, the Michigan billionaire who seems to know little about public education. We’ll turn to our education correspondent Kevin Kumashiro about the ins and outs of the debate over DeVos. And, Brave New Films presents a new short film focusing on DeVos’ impact on … Continued
Is the U.S. public school system headed for privatization? That is the fear of many educators, should DT’s pick for education secretary be confirmed. With host Kris Welch
Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant is one of many people of color around the US being viciously attacked by Trump supporters. On today’s show we’ll speak with the socialist city council member about what she’s experiencing and why it is important to mobilize in the face of mass abuse and coming repression. And, what … Continued
U.S. troops will be going to Syria, while international talks look for a political solution to the civil war there. Reese Erlich just returned from the area. PLUS: President Obama says testing is a problem in U.S. schools! as a video of violence to a student goes viral. With host Kris Welch.
OPD Shooting Nathaniel Wilks. That’s the name of the 24-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Oakland Police Officers this Wednesday at the intersection of 27th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland. The shooting took place after police chased him across town by car. Wilks crashed his car, and from there … Continued