Our Broken Education System: What Happened and What We Can Do About it?

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The Changing Nature of Public Education: Perspectives From Those On The Frontline


Suzanne LaGrande interviews educators, students, activists and cultural critics about what has happened to public education in the last thirty years. 

 

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A Look at Alternative Education

Airs at: Sun, 06/30/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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Suzanne LaGrande interviews Jerry Mintz, a leading voice in the alternative school movement for over 30 years and founder of the Alternative Resource Education Organization (AERO). He talks about the philosophy of alternative schools in AERO and some of the similarities and... Read more

The Adjunct Underclass

Airs at: Fri, 06/21/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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  Over the past few decades, the job of college professor has been utterly transformed—for the worse. It is estimated that 75% of college teaching is done by part time adjunct professors. Suzanne LaGrande interviews Herb Childress , the author of  The Adjunct Underclass: H... Read more

The Corporatization of Public Education and The Rise of Fascism

Airs at: Fri, 06/21/2019 at 12:00am - 12:30am
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Suzanne talks with writer and cultural critic Henry A. Giroux about how corporate values have changed the nature of higher education and the connections between the dismantling of public education and the rise of fascism in the U.S.  Henry A Giroux is well known for his gro... Read more

The University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought Higher Education

Airs at: Thu, 06/20/2019 at 12:00am - 11:00am
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Suzanne LaGrande and Lisa Loving interview Joshua Hunt discussing about his book,  The University of NIKE: How Corporate America Bought American Higher Education. Hunt's book is an eye-opening account of the ways that wealthy private donors such as Nike's Phil Knight influe... Read more

Education In and Outside of Prison

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 1:00am - 2:00am
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  Suzanne LaGrande interviews Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan, an inspiring memoir of a man sentenced to life in prison, who decided to create a new future for himself.   Growing up in a tough Washington, D.C., neighborhood, Chris Wilson was so afraid for his life ... Read more

Vocational Education: The Other Four Year Degree

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2019 at 12:00am - 12:45am
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Students, teachers, counselors and parents are told that to get a good job they must obtain a college degree. Yet, many students graduate from college with enormous debt and limited job prospects. There is an alternative, and one that not many people have heard about. On to... Read more