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  • In recent years, the culture wars have raged in the sphere of public education: from school prayer to school curricula, issues in public education are fertile ground for political battles in state and local races this fall. One of the most controversial elements of this debate is multicultural education. Some predominantly African American urban schools have begun to incorporate what’s called Afrocentricity into their curricula in attempt...
    Oct 04, 1996 | Story
  • Mayor Rudolf Giuliani proposes using city funds to send students in underperforming public schools to Catholic schools. Goodman speaks to Peter Flanagan and Norm Fruchter, who are broadcasting out of WBAI in New York City.
    Sep 23, 1996 | Story
  • FOR OVER A DECADE, THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT HAS BEEN WAGING A GRASSROOTS BATTLE OVER THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. THE STRUGGLE, WHICH AT FIRST FOCUSED AROUND CURRICULA, HAS WIDENED OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS TO INCLUDE A DEBATE OVER HOW, AND EVEN IF, EDUCATION WOULD BE FUNDED PUBLICLY. BARBARA BERNSTEIN WILL TAKE US TO THE FRONTLINES OF THE CULTURE WARS IN THE CLASSROOM. HER SERIES IS CALLED CAREFULLY TAUGHT: CLASHING VALUES IN THE CLASSROOM...
    Sep 03, 1996 | Story