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Inside the libertarian plot to tear down public education.


One of the things they're so excited about in Arizona are these for-profit micro-schools, and that's an idea where somebody - they're not even called a teacher, they're called a 'guide,' and they don't require any specialized training, any degree, any certification - they run a little school for up to ten kids out of their house, the way an Uber driver works out of their car. The idea is that it's radically cheaper, it has no regulation, and this is a model Charles Koch continues to push.

Historian Jack Schneider and journalist Jennifer Berkshire explore the right's systematic, decades-long attack on public schools - through the defunding of districtions and demoralizing students, educators and parents - in partnership with a neoliberal Democratic Party willing to sell out children and workers for the same libertarian elites.

Jack and Jennifer are authors of the book A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door: The Dismantling of Public Education and the Future of School from The New Press.

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Jack Schneider

Jack Schneider is a writer, historian and host of the education podcast Have You Heard.



Jennifer Berkshire

Jennifer Berkshire is a freelance journalist, education editor at AlterNet and host of the podcast Have You Heard?


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