Have You Heard
About This Show
Occasionally funny and periodically informative, Have You Heard features journalist Jennifer Berkshire and scholar Jack Schneider as they explore the age-old quest to finally fix the nation's public schools, one policy issue at a time.
Most Recent Episode
#40 Takeover: What's Behind the State Takeover of School Districts?
6 days ago
Have You Heard looks at what's behind state takeovers of school districts. As guest Domingo Morel explains, laws authorizing states to take over urban districts appeared as a direct response to Black power at the municipal level. Today, while takeovers come shrouded in the discourse of "achievement," the conservative logic behind them is unchanged: improving schools requires weakening the political power of the communities they are in.
Rated 5 out of
This is the best podcast that I have ever co-hosted. I listen to every episode. And each time, I think "Wow, I don't sound as terrible as I imagined. Jennifer must really have spliced and diced this sucker."
Date published: 2018-01-10