Educational Apartheid in America

Why Our Education Funding Systems Are Derailing the American Dream

One of my favorite public intellectuals, Chris Hedges,  talks to Cornell University Professor, Noliwe Rooks, about how America’s public education system, under successive administrations, continues to be segregated along racial lines, and what is taught often shaped by business goals and ideas.

With the rise of charter schools, a cover for privatization, steering public monies towards corporate profits, the most disturbing trends are cyber charter schools where children only have to check-in with teachers three times a week, term papers outsourced and graded in India, and the advent of cyber classes for pre-K children.

Noliwe Rooks’ most recent book is entitled Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End of Public Education.

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