If you’re going to make a list of difficult jobs, School teachers probably would be near the top of most people’s list. Low pay, Stressful working conditions and a lot of responsibility make teaching not the most attractive profession in today’s job market. Wisconsin teacher preparation classes saw a 37% decline in enrollment between 2011 […]
The new school year is fast approaching with many unknowns, but one thing is for sure: the Black Lives Matter movement has woken America up to the racial inequality in schools across the nation. What comes next? Today, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow takes up a discussion of race, education, and where we go from here […]
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!