How do we understand the ongoing assaults on public education at all levels? What are the forces at play and what are the implications? In this episode, Allen approaches these questions with educational theorist Michael Apple. They spend the hour discussing the state of public schools in the U.S. and the struggle for democracy in […]
For today’s special pledge drive episode, Ali explores the intersections of education and anti-racist activism with Tara Affolter, longtime educator and author of Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching. Tara Affolter is associate professor of education studies at Middlebury College. She holds a PhD in education policy studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She […]
Today’s episode is all about the American K–12 school system in Wisconsin and beyond. Educator and activist Bob Peterson joins us to discuss a host of issues related to public education, including austerity measures that have stripped funding from public schools, the proliferation of testing and its effects on learning, effects of privatization, the importance […]
How is the problem with police-community relations rooted in the long history of institutional racism in the United States? How do we teach this history to our children? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
What does it take to become a teacher? Is it easy and possible for anybody to become one? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!