Education

AUDIO: School’s Out: The Decimation of Public Education

From Philadelphia to San Francisco, public education is under attack. Here are the voices of those on the front lines of the battle.

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This edition of Making Contact explores how the privatization of public education is playing out across the country -- and how students and teachers are fighting back.

Featuring:   

  • Nuwar Ahmed, Philadelphia Student Union member
  • Joanne Tien, Teach for America alum
  • Su Jin Jez, assistant professor at California State University in Sacramento
  • Justin Fong, Teach For America’s Vice President of Internal Communications
  • Kerry Kretchmar, Caroll University professor
  • Wendy Kaufmyn, teacher at City College of San Francisco and Save CCSF Coalition member
  • Leslie Simon, teacher at City College of San Francisco and member of Save CCSF Coalition member
  • Itzel Calvo, former student of City College of San Francisco and member of Save CCSF Coalition
  • Ron Galatolo, chancellor at San Mateo Community College District

 

Special thanks to The WisconsinEye Network for use of audio content.
 
Andrew Stelzer, a freelance journalist in Oakland, Calif., is a producer at “Making Contact,” a weekly public affairs radio program.
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