Youth issues

Bob Peterson on rethinking schools, debunking the privatizing agenda, and fighting for education

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Mon, 03/24/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Bob Peterson of Rethinking Schools. They discuss the capitalist agenda to remake education into a business and why it isn't working. They consider ways that teaching has to connect to children's real lives, which standardized testing makes impossible and real teachers employ at the risk of retaliation.

Bob Peterson is a founding editor of Rethinking Schools and is the president of the Milwaukiee Teachers' Education Association.
18:56 minutes (17.33 MB)

Tonalli on 03/25/14

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Tonalli
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Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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A Latina/o radio talk [spanish] show covering local, regional and international news.

Tonalli on 03/18/14

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Tonalli
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Tue, 03/18/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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A Latina/o radio talk [spanish] show covering local, regional and international news.

High Stakes Testing As Class War Strategy

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Mon, 03/10/2014
Bill Resnick talks with local education activist Hyung Nam about high stakes testing in US schools. Hyung talks about how he was threatened with firing from Wilson High School for asking critical questions about high stakes testing, but also for raising other critical questions about teacher's academic freedom. Hyung explains how business interests are driving "education reform" to turn education into a business. This is happening, he says, in the broader context of capitalism's perpetual crisis (stagnating wages, recessions, collapsing tax bases, etc.), which is transfered to the sphere of education in terms of greedy or lazy teachers. 20:17 minutes (18.57 MB)

Tonalli on 03/11/14

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Tonalli
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Tue, 03/11/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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A Latina/o radio talk [spanish] show covering local, regional and international news.

Tonalli on 03/04/14

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Tonalli
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Tue, 03/04/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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A Latina/o radio talk [spanish] show covering local, regional and international news.

PSU Students Walk Out of Classes to Support AAUP Teachers Rally

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Evening News
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Mon, 03/03/2014
          The teachers at Portland State University face a possible strike by early April, after declaring impasse in their negotiations with the university administration last week.
           Thursday Feb. 27, over 600 P.S.U. students walked out of their classes to support the Portland State chapter of the American Association of University Professors, who held a rally on the P.S.U. Park Blocks at noon. The teachers’ union has been bargaining with the P.S.U. administration for a new contract for 11 months.
        The A.A.U.P - PSU also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Oregon Employment Relations Board. 4:05 minutes (3.74 MB)

Illmaculate Protests Police Presence at Portland Hip Hop Show

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Evening News
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Mon, 03/03/2014
When Portland police swept in to close off the street around a hip hop concert Saturday night, one of the artists stepped off the stage and decided not to perform.
Concerns around police intimidation have been a long-standing issue in Portland’s black community, and the incident on Saturday raised a number of questions.
Some local hip hop artists question the motives behind police activities at hip-hop events.
The Portland rapper ILLMACULATE made the decision to NOT perform in protest of the gang task enforcement presence at the event.
He spoke with KBOO’s Sekoynia Wright this afternoon. 4:20 minutes (3.97 MB)
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