Education

It’s a special Matt Binder edition of the Majority Report! But first, we have a pre-taped interview from Emma. Emma speaks with Will Bunch, national opinion columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, to discuss his new book After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics-and How to Fix It.  Matt Binder begins by running […]
Emma hosts Treva B. Lindsey, professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University, to discuss her recent book America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice. First, Emma dives into the right pitching the same nonsense solutions to gun violence, addressing anything but guns or violence, Cuellar v Cisneros still being counted, and […]
Sam and Emma host Harvey Kaye, professor emeritus of democracy at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and Alan Minsky, executive director of the Progressive Democrats of America, to discuss their recent mission statement published in Common Dreams, the 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights. However, Emma and Sam first dive into yesterday’s mass shooting at an elementary school […]
Emma hosts philosopher and historian Matthew Stewart to discuss his recent book The 9.9 Percent: The New Aristocracy That Is Entrenching Inequality And Warping Our Culture, on the class of people that cement the divide between the top .1%, and the bottom 90%. They begin by addressing what this segment is, exploring the people that neither make up corporate executive […]
Emma hosts Ursula Hackett, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Royal Holloway University of London, to discuss her recent book America’s Voucher Politics: How Elites Learned to Hide The State. Emma starts the show by touching upon the seemingly endless Chris Christie Redemption Tour that ends with Laura Ingraham grilling him as to whether he’ll fall in line when […]
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 […]