SCHOOL HISTORY - (Part 1 of 2) This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Josh is currently working through a podcast series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and escapes and alternatives.
Our discussion includes:
-the concept of Education as a public good on a national scale
-the impact of the 14th Amendment
-does school work? for whom?
-the Calvinists vs. the Unitarians at Harvard
-Prussian history, 'an army with country'
-Horace Mann and the spread of the Prussian system
-The Progressive reforms and John Dewey
-tax-free foundations and industrialists
-connections to modern schooling discourse
Come see me at Keenevention, November 1st
I'll be on media panel with Mark Edge, Chris Cantwell and Stephanie Murphy.