charter schools

On today’s Majority Report, Jack Schneider, a professor of education at College of the Holy Cross, joins us to discuss why test scores alone are not a good indicator of school quality. After growing weary of seeing state data used improperly, he came up with a new metric that takes into account many factors including […]
A shock win for a far right extremist in the Kentucky gubernatorial race. The threat to healthcare in Kentucky. Ohio voters reject a controversial Marijuana legalization proposal. Why Marijuana prohibition destroys lives. A user of Medical Marijuana has the state of Ohio take their newborn baby away from them. Houston rejects equal rights. Charter School […]
American Prospect journalist Rachel M. Cohen, explains the surprising history of the Charter School movement. When teacher Union leadership backed charter experiments. How Charters started receiving anti Union money. Why Chicago is a pivotal city for unionizing charter schools. The policies that support Union organizing in charter schools. And the next steps for brining union […]
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 […]
The Daily Beast’s London Editor, Nico Hines explains how in the 1980s the UK Government allowed for the growth of Pedophile rings in high level politics. How discrimination against Gay people led to the exploitation of young children by British politicians. When powerful politicians and Britain’s Intelligence services crushed press coverage of sexual abuse. How […]
On today’s Best of 2014 as chosen by you!: Professor David J. Blacker of the University of Delaware author of the new book The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame explains the roots of modern primary education in the United States, why changes in capitalist production drive education policy, what is the falling rate of profit? Why […]
Mohammad Khan a Senior Policy Associate at the Washington Park Project explains the secretive New York political group behind a new Charter School push. Who is behind Families For Excellent Schools and New Yorkers for a Balanced Albany. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s privatization agenda for public agenda. The Constitutional obligation of free public education […]
Barbara Madeloni explains the progressive campaign she ran to become the President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, why corporate education is dehumanizing, preparing students for democracy, unions and teacher power, the myths created by the corporate “reform” movements, why poverty is the problem, why corporate models of performance are a bad model for life and […]
Holy Cross Education Professor Jack Schneider explains the implications and the problems with the Vergara v California decision, how and why do teachers improve? The trouble with standardized test scores, how American teachers are not supported, why we don’t invest in professional development for teachers, the complexity of the American education system and why reformers […]
The Nation’s Ari Berman explains a Wisconsin Judges striking down of that states Voter ID law, why the decision was sweeping and important, the right’s absurd voter fraud theories, what really motivates Voter ID laws, the importance of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, collecting data on Voter ID laws, why the burden of […]