Chris Hedges: Segregation in Education

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 18, 2020

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Cornell University Professor, Noliwe Rooks about how America’s public education system, under successive administrations, continues to be segregated along racial lines, and what is taught often shaped by business goals and ideas.

With the rise of charter schools, a cover for privatization, steering public monies towards corporate profits, the most disturbing trends are cyber charter schools where children only have to check-in with teachers three times a week, term papers outsourced and graded in India, and the advent of cyber classes for pre-K children.

Rooks’ book, now in paperback, is entitled Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End of Public Education.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: Educational Apartheid

Chris Hedges: The Failing Education System

No Public Education, No Democracy! by Simone Harris