AlterNet Radio: Poverty, Not Teachers' Unions, Is What's Plaguing Our Schools; Right-Wingers Setting the Middle East on Fire
This week on the Alternet Radio Hour, we're joined by Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, a professor of education at Stanford University, who gives us the ins and outs of school financing and explains what's really hurting our kids' educational outcomes.
Then we're going to hear about the Chicago teachers' strike from the horse's mouth -- Dave Steiber, a history teacher at Englewood TEAM highschool in Chicago's south side, tells us what the city's teachers deal with in their classrooms, explains why he's striking and offers a teacher's perspective of mayor Rahm emanuel's bizarre hostility towards his profession.
Finally, we'll speak with Ali Gharib, a Middle East analyst and writer at the Daily Beast's OpenZion blog about the sometimes violent protests against a nasty bit of Islamophobic propaganda unfolding in Egypt, Libya and many other countries.
If you're in Washington, DC, you can tune into the show at 4 pm EST at 1480 AM. If you're anywhere else, you can stream it live at We Act Radio, and if you miss it, check back later for a podcast.
Update: Here it is...