Public Education Battles

Thursday, 15 May 2014 | A Public Affair

Do we have a public education crisis in this country? Is standardized testing ruining our kids’ chances at a meaningful and productive education? What are the downfalls of privatizing education? Listen to this addition of AP to find out more!

On Thursday, May 15th, our host Allen Ruff interviewed Dean of Edgewood College’s School of Education,Timothy Slekar, to discuss the status of public education. Recently arrived in Madison, Slekar already has become an important voice in defense of public education. The two discussed the generalized assault on public schools, testing regimes, school privatization, and the “fight back”!

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