154: School Choice and the Minefield of Educational Politics

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Picture: Trustees of the General Education Board, the first Rockefeller foundation, at a retreat in Rockland, Maine, in July 1915. Front row, from left: Edwin A. Alderman, Frederick T. Gates, Charles W. Eliot (former president of Harvard University), Harry Pratt Judson (president of University of Chicago), Wallace Buttrick (executive officer of the Board). Second row, from left: Wickliffe Rose (head of the Rockefeller public health programs), Hollis B. Frissell, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., E. C. Sage, Albert Shaw, Abraham Flexner. Third row, from left: George E. Vincent (president of the Rockefeller Foundation), Anson Phelps Stokes, Starr J. Murphy, Jerome D. Greene

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Kate Baker, the Executive Director of The Network For Educational Opportunity, joins me to discuss her battles in educational politics, school choice, the history of compulsory schooling, and parenting.

This is an edited version of 7-26-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST.

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N.H. will request waiver from NCLB

http://m.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20120722%2FNEWS%2F207220339%2F-1%2FNEWSMAP&template=wapart

Network for Education Opportunity
http://networkforeducation.org/

A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING
http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm

The Underground History
of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling

http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/

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