Wolf at the “Hoosier” Schoolhouse Door
Join us for an evening with authors and education policy experts, Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider, for a discussion on how their book, A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door, applies to Indiana. From New Hampshire to Arizona and seemingly everywhere in between, schemes to siphon tax-payer dollars away from public schools to religious schools and other private entities are suddenly back with a vengeance. What gives?
About the Book
In A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door, Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider, co-hosts of the popular education podcast Have You Heard, lay out the increasingly potent network of conservative elected officials, advocacy groups, funders, and think tanks that have aligned behind a radical vision to unmake public education. They describe the dogma underpinning the work of the dismantlers and how it fits into the current political context, giving readers an up-close look at the policies — school vouchers, the war on teachers’ unions, tax credit scholarships, virtual schools, and more — driving the movement’s agenda. Finally they look forward, surveying the world the dismantlers threaten to build.
About the Authors
Jack Schneider is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he leads the Beyond Test Scores Project. An award-winning scholar, his work broadly explores the influence of history, culture, and rhetoric in education policy. The author of four books, Dr. Schneider writes frequently about education in outlets like the Atlantic, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He is the co-founder of the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment, co-host of the education policy podcast Have You Heard, and co-editor of History of Education Quarterly. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where his daughter is enrolled in the public schools.
Jennifer Berkshire writes about education and politics for the Nation, the New Republic, the Baffler, the New York Times, and other publications. The creator and co-host of the education policy podcast Have You Heard, she teaches aspiring podcasters in the journalism program at Boston College and the Labor Studies program at UMass Amherst. Berkshire discovered her passion for storytelling while covering a series of bitter labor battles that wracked her native Midwest in the early 1990’s. She is the author of More Worlds to Negotiate: John Dunlop and the Art of Problem Solving. A licensed public school teacher, Berkshire lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
“[A Wolf at the School House Door] is the book that everyone you know who’s even remotely interested in education policy needs to read.”
“Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire offer a powerful analysis of the predatory, profit-seeking forces that threaten our nation’s public schools. As they show, the old ideas of the radical right are more dangerous than ever, and are advancing more rapidly than we realize. If you care about the future of our society, read this book.”
—Diane Ravitch, author of Slaying Goliath and Reign of Error
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When: Jun 1, 2021 07:00 PM Indiana (East)
Topic: ICPE – A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door Author Talk
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