Episode

12/30 Best of 2013: Diane Ravitch: The Corporate Scam Destroying Education & Tor Ekeland: “Hackers” The New Communists? & John Hodgman For Members only!

December 30, 2013

Educational historian and author of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools Diane Ravitch explains why the education crisis is a myth, where our schools are in real trouble, why poverty drives educations problems and the problems with the Common Core.

Tor Ekeland, attorney for Andrew “weev” Auernheimer and Matthew Keys explains why both hackers are being charged under a draconian laws under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for releasing information already in the public domain.

And more!

Also Members only! an interview from the Air America Archives with comedian and  “PC” John Hodgman. 

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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