Episode

4/18 Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy w/ Domingo Morel

April 18, 2018

Domingo Morel (@domingomorel), Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University – Newark and author of Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy, joins us.

On today’s show: Comey has said the GOP has “lost their way.”

Domingo Morel joins us to discuss his book, ‘Takeover: Race, Education and American Democracy.’ By the ’60s and ’70s, lots of funding was going to city schools in which racial minorities had a real voice. School boards as entryway into politics for marginalized communities. The state takeover of “failing” urban schools as a response to this growing base of power. The 1989 takeover of a school in Jersey City that started the trend. How state takeovers of schools allowed politicians to abolish or replace community-led school boards. How these trends shifted in the early ’00s to reflect a bipartisan, neoliberal program of privatization. What teachers and students have been doing to resist.

On the fun half: John from San Antonio on trends in special elections. Meghan “glass houses” McCain accuses Comey of writing book for money, attention. Fox & Friends pal around like real, human friends in hilarious promo. Barbara Bush didn’t want Jeb to run for president. Wisconsin teacher speaks in favor of new governor, funding for transportation, gets told off. Raygun says electoral politics are just as important as direct action. Jamie still disagrees. A caller on flat earth theories, youth movements and the internet. The Mooch calls in to defend his people.

Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com.

SmartNews’ algorithm automatically curates the must-read stories that matter now. SmartNews: Available for free in the Apple App Store or Google Play store

Get 30% off fair trade coffee at justcoffee.coop with coupon code “Majority” from now through the end of April.

Check out The Michael Brooks Show here.

Check out Jamie’s new podcast, The Antifada, here.

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:

@SamSeder

@_michaelbrooks

@MattLech

@jamie_elizabeth

@Bf1nn

Past Episodes

Jonathan Mahler (@jonathanmahler), staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, joins us to discuss his article, 'Planet Fox: How Rupert Murdoh's Empire of Influence Remade the World.' 88-year-old Rupert Murdoch currently sits atop the world's most powerful media empire. Mahler and ...
Good morning, today the MR crew breaks down the live news from Barr's Mueller Report press conference and the fight for the Democratic nomination's latest war of words between Bernie Sanders and the Center for American Progress. While the Mueller Report has ostensibly been released by the ...
David Dayen (@ddayen) joins us to discuss Wendell Primus, the top aide to Nancy Pelosi who is trying to destroy single payer healthcare. On today's show: Gov. Cuomo to sign Child Victims Act into law in NY. Republicans block Democrat-led efforts to tighten state vaccine laws. Fox News is ...