Beautiful Struggle: KPFK Radio Broadcast on Public Education

Why is “value added” evaluation a methodology which cannot work? What does weeding out “bad teachers” mean?  How are teachers evaluated now?  What is the “corporate attack” on public education?  Who has hijacked public education and why?  This recent broadcast explores how commodification of education leads to corporatization of education.  Dr. Bill Watkins, professor in the department of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago,  Lamonte Harris, a parent and community activist in Milwaukee, who helped organize the defeat of mayoral takeover of the public schools in Milwaukee; and Joshua Peschalt, Vice President of United Teachers of Los Angeles are featured in a program introduced and moderated by Kimberly King.  Listen to Beautiful Struggle here.


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