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(2014/04/25) More misplaced incentive structures (Education)

Edition #820

More misplaced incentive structures


Today we look at what happens when you add a profit motive to the education system. You may be surprised to learn that some people are more interested in profit than education.


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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Privatization Kills Education: Ask Chicago Parents Why - Majority Report - Air Date: 09-03-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Union town - Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman

Ch. 4: Act 2: Diane Ravitch: Public Schools for Sale? (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date 3-28-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Profit - The Mammals

Ch. 6: Act 3: Common Core's One-Sided View - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 3-21-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: How loud your heart gets - Lucius

Ch. 8: Act 4: Diane Ravitch: Public Schools for Sale? (Part 2) - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date 3-28-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Democracy - Leonard Cohen

Ch. 10: Act 5: Yes 4 Elkhart via @YES4Elkhart - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 12: Act 6: The Public School Vs. Charter School Battle (Part 1 ) - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 3-24-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: On our way - The Royal Concept

Ch. 14: Act 7: Study: Charter Schools NOT Performing Better Than Traditional Public Schools in Chicago - Majority Report - Air Date: 04-22-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Knock yourself out - Jon Brion

Ch. 16: Act 8: The Public School Vs. Charter School Battle (Part 2 ) - @radio_dispatch - Air Date 3-24-14



Ch. 17: The importance of prisoner rehabilitation - Chris from Colorado Springs

Ch. 18: Race vs. class - Daniel from Houston

Ch. 19: Trying to understand the lived experience of others - Jason from Iowa


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 20: Final comments on asking oppressed people to be your educator


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



Yes 4 Elkhart referendum

Yes 4 Elkhart on Facebook


Sources/further reading:

"Walton Foundation’s pours $164 million in 2013 education grants. Who won?” via The Washington Post

"What Made the Chicago Teachers' Strike a Success? Their Commitment to the Community” interview with Micah Uetricht at AlterNet

"Hundreds of parents band together to oppose charter school expansion" via The Boston Globe

"Pence, Ritz at odds over new education agency”


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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