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“Rock The Schools with Citizen Stewart” Education Reform Activism Podcast Episode 11 – Is Public Schooling Dead? with Special Guest Justin Cohen, Education Policy Consultant and Writer
Minneapolis, MN (May 18, 2015) – Over many years school reformers have labored to improve public schools so that all children have the same opportunity to succeed academically. After years of reform, American public education looks remarkably like it did a century ago. With the rapid pace of change that has accelerated innovations in every area of life, can we continue to support a fossilizing system of mass, compulsory education that seems doomed by its irrelevance? Is it time to ask if public education in its current form is dead? Justin Cohen joins Rock The Schools to discuss how public education has become obsolete and his suggestions for improvement.
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Stewart’s mission with “Rock The Schools” is to “create a greater educational opportunity for black communities by grounding the school reform debate in black history and transformative black thought.” Stewart believes “this is done by challenging the dominant trope of anti-school reform activism, and illustrating connections between the liberationist principles of yesterday’s black struggles, and today’s education proposals (e.g. “privatization,” school choice, and charter schools).” Stewart’s tag “Public education for an educated public” begs the question of accountability . . . does public education meet the standards of an educated public when students graduate well below standards required to get a higher education?
Stewart is a writer, speaker, essayist and education activist from Minnesota. Stewart began recording his podcasts in early March and releases a new episode weekly.
About Chris Stewart aka Citizen Stewart (https://citizenstewart.org) Evangelical, husband, father, essayist, and education activist with a mission to create greater educational opportunity for black communities by grounding the school reform debate in black history, and transformative black thought. This is done by challenging the dominant trope of anti-school reform activism, and illustrating connections between the liberationist principles of yesterday’s black struggles, and today’s education proposals (e.g. “privatization,” school choice, and charter schools).
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