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  • As kids head back to school around the country, parents, teachers and business people are watching closely. Today Democracy Now! takes a look at the school reform movement, charter schools and why Wall Street sees the potential for a profitable global industry.
    Sep 05, 1997 | Story
  • A little while ago, Democracy Now! went to a conference on race and education sponsored by the Public Education Network, a group that supports community based organizations in uniting and engaging their communities in building systems of public schools that result in high achievement for every child. The whole idea is that these community based groups are the best mechanism for creating broad support for public education and that public...
    Feb 03, 1997 | Story
  • Sociology Professor Joe Feagin, of the University of Florida speaking at a Public Education Network conference talks about racism and the denial of racism in white society. Feagin cites surveys that show that a large percentage of white Americans have racist views of black people and surveys showing that the majority African Americans face discrimination. Feagin goes on to show the imbalance between white and black people in positions of...
    Dec 06, 1996 | Story
  • Opening a conversation about racism in education, Christine Gutierrez discusses how she dealt with the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict in her classroom. Gym focuses on the racism prevalent in school administrations and how this blocks activism and reform. Goodman plays a bit of a speech from a recent conference, opening up a discussion among the three guests about the importance of confronting racist speech in the classroom. Beverly...
    Dec 06, 1996 | Story
  • 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...
    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 ...
    Sep 03, 1996 | Story