The politics of public education

Sean Phelan and Leon A. Salter (Massey): The Journalistic Habitus, Neoliberal(ized) Logics, and the Politics of Public Education. Ella Nilsen and Carly Sitrin on how Betsy DeVos is quietly erasing Obama’s education legacy. Jennifer C. Berkshire on how education reform ate the Democratic Party: The Democrats and DeVos have more in common than they’d care to admit. Voucher schools championed by Betsy DeVos can teach whatever they want — turns out they teach lies. Success Academy’s radical educational experiment: Rebecca Mead goes inside Eva Moskowitz’s quest to combine rigid discipline with a progressive curriculum.

Why is “the decimation of public schools” a bad thing? It’s not enough to simply declare that vouchers and charters are bad. Are private schools immoral? Jeffrey Goldberg interviews Nikole Hannah-Jones about race, education, and hypocrisy. Does public education have a future? Nicholas Tampio reviews Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America by Johann N. Neem.