Two JCPS graduates discuss the possibility of the state takeover, critiques of JCPS, cultural competency, trauma informed care, accountability, quantifiable outcomes, and much more.
Two Shawnee High School graduates reflect on the rhetoric surrounding “failing schools” and discuss what worked and what didn’t for them.
This week, JCPS Board of Education member Chris Brady discusses closing the achievement gap, charter schools, segregation, and much more.
Notes on Episode 27:
- Chris Brady on Twitter
- Chris Brady’s official JCPS page
- Redlining Louisville map
- Insider Louisville: JCPS racial achievement gap widening
- Vox: School segregation didn’t go away. It just evolved.
- More on the 313-HELP phone service
This week, University of Louisville professor Susan Jarosi discusses free speech on college campuses, U of L’s closed search for a new president, Governor Bevin’s attitude toward public education, and more.
Notes on Episode 26:
- Susan Jarosi’s official U of L page
- Susan Jarosi on Twitter
- Articles by Susan Jarosi on AAUP’s page
- WFPL: Despite continued protests, U of L presidential search remains closed
- Chronicle of Higher Education: How a tiny protest at the University of Nebraska turned into a proxy war for the future of campus politics
- Daily Nebraskan: Controversial Nebraska legislative bill may threaten freedom of speech on college campuses
- Washington Post: College students are not actually hostile to free speech
- Adam H. Johnson: In Defense of Political Correctness
This week, Morehead State professor Joe Dunman returns to the show to answer several questions about students’ rights: to pray, to form and join clubs, to refuse to participate in mandatory patriotic rituals, to publish journalism, and much more.
Notes on Episode 25:
- Joe Dunman interview on Never Nervous
- NY Times: Two Texas students sue schools to freely protest the pledge
- Denver Post: Teacher cited, accused of assaulting student for failing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
- Constitution Center: West Virginia v. Barnette
- Freedom Forum: Can students pray or discuss religion in public schools? (Yes.)
- Student Press Law Center: Dean v. Utica and overcoming Hazelwood
- Oyez: Vernonia v. Acton and mandatory drug tests
- First Amendment Center: Westside v. Mergens and student clubs
- Pew Forum: The Lemon test
This week, U of L professor Cate Fosl talks about the life and legacy of journalist and activist Anne Braden, the failure to media to appropriately cover deadly violence against women, and much more.
Notes on Episode 24:
- Cate Fosl’s official U of L page
- Cate Fosl et al, Kentucky LGBTQ Historic Narrative (PDF)
- Cate Fosl, Scholar-Activist of the Month
- Cate Fosl’s book Subversive Southerner, about Anne Braden
- Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
- Anne Braden Oral History Project
- Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (official page for documentary)
Recent shows have focused a lot on education, so this week the show turns back to journalism with a focus on the “liberal media” shibboleth.
Notes on Episode 23:
- Full video of speech to Rotary Club
- Full slideshow as seen in video
- Video of Sinclair propaganda supercut on Deadspin
- NYTimes: Sinclair requires TV stations to air segments that tilt to the right
- FAIR’s Adam Johnson: MSNBC’s Creepy Comcast Commercial is Sinclair Lite
- For further reading, here’s the Media Education Foundation’s transcript of “The Myth of the Liberal Media” (PDF)