Episode 8 – School Reform

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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, I put Paul in Black Widow’s shoes and ask him to pick a side: Team Reform or Team Traditional Public Schools (TPS). It’s messy and meandering, but I do my best to give him all of the information he needs to make an informed decision.

Related Sources:

Stuff You Missed in History on redlining and the road to Brown V. Board of Education

New report is ‘huge warning sign’ that desegregation has failed in US schools (retrieved May 20, 2016)

Cited Sources:

Goldstein, Dana. The teacher wars: A history of America’s most embattled profession. Anchor, 2014.

Tyack, David B., and Larry Cuban. Tinkering toward utopia. Harvard University Press, 1995.