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Exploring the History of American Public Education - One Topic at a Time

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Exploring the History of American Public Education - One Topic at a Time

    Episode 10 – Accidental Activists

    Episode 10 – Accidental Activists

      In Season 2, we’re going to focus more on connecting the past to the present. In this episode, we take our first look at teachers as activists and look at 3 accidental activists, Oliver Brown, John… More

    Episode 9 – Dress Codes

    Episode 9 – Dress Codes

    Few things in education are as messy as the issue of dress codes. In this episode, we look at Indian schools that forced indigenous children to cut their hair and wear certain clothes, the evolution… More

    Episode 8 – School Reform

    Episode 8 – School Reform

    It’s likely that about ten minutes after the first class was taught in the first schoolhouse in America, someone had advice or ideas how how it could be made better, fixed, or reformed. This week,… More

    Episode 7 -Grades AKA Shorthand for Learning

    Episode 7 -Grades AKA Shorthand for Learning

    Candidates for government jobs in 1540 China wait to hear their scores  (Source) “It is within the last decade that serious attention has been paid to such queries as: What should the mark really represent?… More

    Episode 6 – Vacation (All I Ever Wanted)

    Episode 6 – Vacation (All I Ever Wanted)

    Light, short, and sweet. Just like summer vacation, today’s episode is focused on the question: Why does public education abandon children for two months in the summer, leaving them to their own devices? (Or as a young… More

    Episode 5 – Anna Cooper and Carnegie Unit

    Episode 5 – Anna Cooper and Carnegie Unit

    This week we go through the last requirement of high school graduation in America: the credit unit. We connect the amazing Anna Julia Cooper, explore the just as important but less well know Committee of… More

Customer Reviews

Christopher J. Nesi ,

Learn AND Laugh

Jennifer and Paul are entertaining and this podcast is great for educators who are looking for information about the history of our profession. I think it's a must listen for students who are deciding to study education.

Nicely produced podcast from a technical POV as well!

Chris Nesi
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TheGunDecker ,

Less on Education, More on Liberal Ideology

95% of this podcast is literally "The white guy" and "The system". I was hoping for a nice serious series that you could sit back and listen to at a casual pace. Turns out this is just two people laughing at history and blaming things on founding father and the people that got them to where they are. Disappointed.

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