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History in the Headlines: The Education Revolution in Arizona
This History in the Headlines Event brings us a discussion with Dr. Jon Hale, historian of education and Associate Professor Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Curriculum & Instruction at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.
His latest book, the Choice We Face, details the history of school choice in the US, from its birth in the 1950s as the most effective weapon to oppose integration, to its lasting impact in reshaping the public education system today.
While many Americans see school choice as normal, we don't often connect it to the complex history of race and inequality in education though its roots run directly to the supposed end of segregation in American schools.
The idea of school choice, which ... view more »