The crisis in public education created by the profit driven education reformers has some far reaching implications. Dr.Mark Naison, professor of history at Fordham University in New York and Chair of African and African-American Studies, recently produced a news story on his Education News Series that made an interesting comparison between the charter school movement and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. Dr Naison joined us this morning to discuss his news video.
You can view his Education News video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIf0xpVBZKQ
Recently the Louisiana Department of Education did a press release touting high graduation rates and low dropouts rates. Jason France, researcher and blogger (Crazy Crawfish’s Blog) also joined us to discuss his questions about these claims and how his cursory analysis shows how schools are misleading the public by miscoding the reasons why students left school.