Talk Out of School

Wasted Charter School Funding and Teacher Strikes

Episode Summary

Leonie Haimson interviewed Carol Burris, executive director of Network for Public Education, on her new report showing the federal charter school program has wasted more than $1 billion on charter schools that quickly closed or never opened. She also interviewed Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt, about recent teacher strikes throughout the country, what motivated them, what they achieved, and where we might expect more strikes in the future. Originally aired on WBAI Free Speech Radio 99.5 FM on December 18, 2019.

Episode Notes

NPE Report: https://networkforpubliceducation.org/stillasleepatthewheel/

Red State Revolt by Eric Blanc: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2955-red-state-revolt