Episode

9/22 Randi Weingarten: The True Story of Public Education In America

September 22, 2014

Randi Weingarten the he President of the American Federation of Teachers explains what drove the Vergara v. California case, why attacking teachers will not help close the achievement gap, why ending teacher tenure will do nothing to improve educational outcomes, why the so called “reform” movement make teachers target for vilification, why austerity led to the blame of public school teachers, why dealing with poverty is essential for successful education outcomes, the Chicago Teacher’s Union and the power of social justice unionism, teachers and the broader fight for social justice, why the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top program is No Child Left Behind on steroids and ending testing fixation in schooling.

On The Fun Half: journalist Sarah Jaffe joins us from the Flood Wall Street marches taking place in lower New York City, how Flood Wall Street is different from the peoples March on Climate Change, Sam’s experience at the People’s climate march, Alaska reporter quits live on air and says she is the owner of cannabis club, the lack of coverage of the climate march, Blackwater founder claims that he could have destroyed ISIS if not for Obama, Anonymous launches social media campaign against ISIS, Pam Geller will post more Anti Muslim ads on NYC buses and your calls and IMs.

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