Episode

6/10 Leon Botstein: Are We Still Making Citizens?

June 10, 2015

Bard College Leon Botstein, explains whether or not we are still educating to create citizens. The rise of the suburbs and social segregation. The erosion of public education and the Charter School movement. Why our conversations are shrinking. The American progressive education tradition and the training of citizens. Media culture and the undermining of civic space. The policies that can lead us to creating citizens again. Also how men can do better academically.

On The Fun Half: An Israeli study shows that “dirty bombs” are a myth.  Hillary Clinton’s progressive push on voting rights and Chris Christie’s stupid response. The young man in Mckinney who had the gun pulled on him explains what happened during the incident. Keith Ablow blames Obama for what happened in McKinney. Jerry Seinfeld flails and whines about “PC” culture. Also your calls and IMs.

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