Best of the Left Podcast : (2013/11/02) Education is not a commodity (Education)

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Edition #770

Education is not a commodity

Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Kindergartners Targeted By School "Reformers" - Majority Report - Air Date: 10-15-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Do the math - The Nadas

Ch. 4: Act 2: The push to privatize our schools - Congressional Dish - Air Date: 8-17-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Let go - Frou Frou

Ch. 6: Act 3: Diane Ravitch on the school reform movement - Daily Show - Air Date: 3-3-11

Ch. 7: Song 3: Hey ya - Obadiah Parker

Ch. 8: Act 4: Thank a Teacher - TakePart - Air Date: 10-14-10

Ch. 9: Song 4: Thank you - Dido

Ch. 10: Act 5: Diane Ravitch on the school reform movement - Daily Show - Air Date: 10-30-13

Ch. 11: Song 5: Chicago teacher - Rebel Diaz

Ch. 12: Act 6: CORE Teachers, Not Core Curriculum - UnFuck it Up Project

Ch. 13: Song 6: I didn't fuck it up - Katie Goodman

Ch. 14: Act 7: Teachers Quit More Than Most Jobs - There's A Reason - The Young Turks - Air Date: 10-26-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Serre-moi - Tryö

Ch. 16: Act 8: Angry Mother Vows To Stop School's Abuse Of Her Daughter - Majority Report - Air Date: 10-21-13

Final comments on how everything we do has political ramifications so it's best to be thoughtful of your actions

Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park

Activism:

http://www.coreteachers.org 

Information for this segment can be found at:

http://youtu.be/P_drAeKcU6w

http://www.versobooks.com/authors/1839-micah-uetricht 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jacobin/class-action-presented-by-the-ctus-core-and-jacobi

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/10/irs-complaint-filed-against-jeb-bushs-ed-reform-foundation

http://www.thenation.com/blog/175564/education-reform-chicago-style

http://www.thenation.com/article/175532/are-street-protests-next-fight-over-education-reform 

http://youtu.be/7EGEpXdM28M

http://www.thecrimson.com/column/the-red-line/article/2013/10/23/dont-teach-for-america/# 

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/education-experts-also-oppose-core

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/09/05/indiana-governor-determined-to-make-elected-state-superintendent-powerless/

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/22/1249721/-INDIANA-SUPERINTENDENT-OF-PUB-INSTRUCTION-GLENDA-RITZ-FILES-SUIT-AGAINST-PENCE-S-STATE-BOARD-OF-ED#

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/Rep_Allyson_Schwartz_Philly_school_district_should_sell_off_valuable_art_collection.html

http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2013/07/bankrupt-and-shrinking-detroit-selling-79-abandoned-schools.php

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/writers/pat_schneider/corporate-education-reform-foe-diane-ravitch-comes-to-madison-nov/article_d8cdd822-40c5-11e3-b9dc-001a4bcf887a.html 

Sponsored by the UnFuck it Up Project: https://www.facebook.com/KatieGoodmansUnFItUp

Katie Goodman, creator: http://katiegoodman.com

Katie Klabusich, activism director: http://katiespeak.com

Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson

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