71 minutes | Mar 29th 2021

2554 - The War on Public Education w/ Jennifer Berkshire & Jack Schneider

Sam interviews Jennifer Berkshire & Jack Schneider of the Have You Heard podcast about their book,  A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School.” Jack begins by giving a brief history on the origins of the anti-public education movement in Bary Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign, as a response, in part, to the civil rights movement. Jennifer explains how the right has already begun laying the groundwork for the total privatization of education through advocating for “funding students, not systems,” in which parents are given vouchers to decide how they want to educate their children. Then, they discuss how the Democratic Party has also contributed to the disintegration of public schools through commodifying education by placing more importance on standardized testing and introducing charter schools. Jennifer and Jack make the point that as important as the public education system is, it is not the solution to poverty that billionaires such as Bill Gates claim it is. This leaves the question, what is the goal of our public education system and how can we protect it from those trying to dismantle it?   And in the Fun Half: Mike Lindell promises Trump will be back in August, Bernie joins Amazon workers from the picket line in Alabama, John Joyce’s “Grinch Act,” the LAPD detains reporters during the Echo Park protests, what turned Emma and Matt into a lefties, Matt’s thoughts on the JFK assasination, who would win? Steve Schmidt vs. Rick Wilson and Sarah Huckabee Sanders vs. Meghan McCain, plus your calls and IMs! ThirdLove bra styles are made to fit your life. This is hands down the most comfortable bra you’ll own – with straps that won’t slip, tagless labels, and lightweight, memory foam cups mold to your shape. Go to THIRDLOVE.com/majority now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase. LiquidIV: Proper hydration is crucial for your immune system and can boost your immunity. Liquid I.V. has more vitamin C than an orange and as much potassium as a banana. It’s packed with Vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12 – vitamins known to help your body defend against infections – and made effective through Cellular Transport Technology. Now you can get 25 percent off when you go to LiquidIV.com and use code MAJORITYREP at checkout. Harry’s owns a German factory that’s been honing razor blades for 100 years – they source their steel from Sweden and own the entire manufacturing process, allowing them to keep prices low. New U.S. customers can redeem a Harry’s trial set at Harrys.com/MAJORITYREPORT. You’ll get: A 5-blaze razor -featuring their new, sharper blades, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel with aloe, and a travel cover to protect your blade when you’re on the go.
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