From charter schools to enterprises like Teach for America — profiteering off of public education has surged, supported by both Democrats and Republicans. But Noliwe Rooks argues that the plundering of taxpayer-funded education has a long history, going back to the era after Reconstruction. Rooks discusses that history — and whether we’re now seeing the … 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
On today’s show, I’ll speak one-on-one to the main speakers that attended the latest Save the Berkeley Post Office rally. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, First They Came for the Homeless representative Michael Cint, Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arraguin, and the main rally organizer Carol Wolfley.
Nonprofit organizations make up much of what we often think of as the left in this country — focusing on housing rights, the environment, and many other deserving issues. But is their influence benign? Could there be a connection between nonprofits and the neoliberal project of privatization and cutting back public services? Activist and sociologist … Continued