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Derek W. Black Says Public Education Represents the Idea of America... Not its Reality Democracy Paradox

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I find it hard to believe, without a lot more justification than they're offering that somehow that there's this new secret sauce to opportunity and equality and democracy that does not involve public education as the fundamental pillar. So you have people arguing that it's not. They're not saying we want to destroy democracy, but I'm saying, you as reader, you as listeners, need to think about the long-term consequences of shrinking the public education footprint and moving back into a siloed or a fiefdom or a private system that resembles our darkest days.
Derek W. Black

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.

Key Highlights Include
Derek explains the case for a right to education.A brief history of public education in the United StatesHow the NAACP used the language of democracy in their litigation for school desegregationWhy vouchers and charter schools threaten public educationFinally, the intersection of public education and democracy runs throughout the conversation
Key Links
Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy by Derek W. Black
San Antonio Independent School District et. al. v. Rodriguez
Follow Derek W. Black @DerekWBlack
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I find it hard to believe, without a lot more justification than they're offering that somehow that there's this new secret sauce to opportunity and equality and democracy that does not involve public education as the fundamental pillar. So you have people arguing that it's not. They're not saying we want to destroy democracy, but I'm saying, you as reader, you as listeners, need to think about the long-term consequences of shrinking the public education footprint and moving back into a siloed or a fiefdom or a private system that resembles our darkest days.
Derek W. Black

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.

Key Highlights Include
Derek explains the case for a right to education.A brief history of public education in the United StatesHow the NAACP used the language of democracy in their litigation for school desegregationWhy vouchers and charter schools threaten public educationFinally, the intersection of public education and democracy runs throughout the conversation
Key Links
Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy by Derek W. Black
San Antonio Independent School District et. al. v. Rodriguez
Follow Derek W. Black @DerekWBlack
Related Content
Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson on the Plutocratic Populism of the Republican Party
Carolyn Hendriks, Selen Ercan and John Boswell on Mending Democracy
More from the Podcast
More Information
Democracy Group
Apes of the State created all Music
Swamp Stories

Email the show at democracyparadoxblog@gmail.com

Follow me on Twitter @DemParadox

100 Books on Democracy

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