Education

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 […]
Ted Cruz has a scam for getting through the Republicans awful health care bill. Harry Targ a Professor in the department of political science at Purdue University, explains Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels plan to connect Purdue University to online, private education. The rise of neoliberalism, late stage capitalism and the collapse of public education. What […]
We are sending Marines to Syria. Why Paul Ryan wants to use repealing the ACA to give rich people tax cuts. Richard Kahlenberg, a Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation explains why Betsy DeVos does not believe in public education. The myth of mass public school failure. The opportunity gap in public education. Why unregulated […]
More Libertarian insanity and President Obama calls for an expansion of Social Security. Andrew Hacker a Professor of Political Science, Queens College and author of he Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions, explains why Math is over taught in high school and community college. Is Math the austerity of the school curriculum. How Math became a religion. […]
How stock options helped create create obscene levels of CEO pay and why incentives in modern Capitalism are all about short term gain. The problem with Stock buybacks and why the SEC is asleep at the helm. Governor Sam Brownback continues his Right Wing destruction agenda for the state of Kansas. The attack on public […]
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 […]
Jacobin Editor,  Megan Erickson, explains the new technology myth spreading across Public Education. Paulo Freire’s critique of the “banking” model of education and what is an abundance mentality in education. The movement towards privatising education and the business opportunity it poses. The private school chain in Peru that inspires privacy advocates in the United States. […]
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 being exploited under capitalism is better than being disposed […]
On today’s show Kristina Rizga of Mother Jones Magazine, talked with Sam about her reporting on Mission High School San Francisco, what makes a school successful, how the high stakes testing regime
On today’s show Sam talked with Educators Sarah Knopp and Jeff Bale, editors of the anthology Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation, about the corporate assault