Stan Karp has written some of the finest education policy articles that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine, and he is regarded as a national expert on No Child Left Behind and Obama's Race to the Top initiative. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the limitations and problems of charter schools.
Karp will be speaking on "Not Waiting for Superman: Who's Bashing Teachers and Public Schools -- and What Can We Do about It?" this Friday, December 10, 4-6 pm at the Jefferson High School cafeteria.
Largely ignored in the US press, massive protests against austerity measures -- increased tuition for students and cutbacks in social services-- have spread to virtually every European nation. In this piece, Clayton Morgareidge reviews some of the activists accounts of their protests and raises questions about why it's not happening here.
What can be said about the politics of a movie -- Four Lions -- about clutzy British, radical, Islamist, would-be terrorists who screw up at every turn? Our Moles Joe Clement and Jan Haaken have very different reactions to this unusual British film.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show which deals with privatization of our schools through charter schools, massive protests in Europe against government austerity measures, a tragi-comedy about terrorists, and a new book of short stories.