The shocking possibility that dumb people don’t exist in sufficient numbers to warrant the millions of careers devoted to tending them will seem incredible to you. Yet that is my central proposition: the mass dumbness which justifies official schooling first had to be dreamed of; it isn’t real.
Jordan Flaherty on "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six."
Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with activist Jordan Flaherty about his book "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six." The book has an introduction by Democracy Now host Amy Goodman and a preface by civil rights attorney Tracie Washington.
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Joe Clement hosts today's membership-drive episode. Between pitching segments are discussions of privatizing education, the war-documentary "Restrepo," and the alternative mental health movement. Below are links to individual segements:
Patricia Martinez - founding Chair of Latino Fund of Oregon; associate faculty at Marylhurst University; former Executive Director for Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement; and an educator with 25 years experience as a teacher, principal, and district administrator.
Steven Bender - University of Oregon Law school Professor; Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs appointee; co-president of SALT (Society of American Law Teachers); and author of several books encompassing legal, cultural, and historical issues involving Latino(a)s including just released "Tierra y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing".