Episode 189

Who Owns America's Schools?

September 5, 2019
  • Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Economy
  • Inequality

Back-to-school season is upon us, and back as well are some familiar debates. From charter schools to voucher programs, education in America is becoming more privatized than ever - and some communities are pushing back. Professor Janelle Scott reveals why so many schools are shifting toward privatization, why these reforms are so controversial, and what they mean for inequality in America’s education system.

For more on this topic
  • Check out Scott’s research paper with Jennifer Holme on this topic (paywall)

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