Schooled gives the insider’s story of America’s public schools, through the eyes of the students, parents, and educators.
In this episode, a look at how New Jersey responded to its own school funding lawsuit decades ago — and what Pennsylvania could learn. Then, a visit to the state capitol to see how legislators are responding to the recent court ruling that says Pennsylvania’s school funding system is unconstitutional. And, how underfunded schools are taking matters into their own hands while they wait for help.
Ring the bell
Pennsylvania’s constitution says the legislature has to provide for a “thorough and efficient” system of schools. But what does that really mean?
A tale of two schools
Two neighboring public high schools show the inequity of Pennsylvania’s school funding system. We learn about the forces at play and how a lack of resources affects everyday life for students and teachers. Then, we meet the people who have dedicated their lives to solving the state’s school funding problem.
Season 6 Trailer: ‘Is this our moment?’
Public education in America is still divided between the haves and have-nots, and the problem doesn’t get much worse than in Pennsylvania. But change could be coming.
From COVID to censorship: How a right-wing book ban took hold in Bucks County
In exactly one year, a relatively large and diverse school district went from debating masks to targeting LGBTQ books. Here’s how it happened.
After the spotlight: How a book ban fight changed one Pa. community
A book ban put the Central York School in the national spotlight. Meet the people who defeated it — and discover how it changed them.
loved the episode “red tape” about teachers unions and communism. incredible never-heard-before archival tape, plus fantastic reporting with the family members of fired teachers. really special ep!
Philadelphia 1950s teacher purge
Outstanding podcast. Everyone interested in the history of public education and the Red Scare should listen to this.
Ok I’m biased but…
So I’m a little biased but…Schooled introduces you to people and stories you never get with the every day education headlines. Hope folks will pick an episode or season and give it a listen.