The Fate of Public Education; Inclusive Ames

Peter Hammer, a professor of civil rights law at Wayne State University and author of a journal article on the fate of the Detroit Public Schools, discusses the effects of charter school deregulation in Michigan, the agenda pushed by billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump 's pick for Secretary of Education.

Iowa Senator Herman Quirmbach, for six years the Chair of the Senate Education Committee, discusses charter schools, home schooling, and his fears for Iowa's public education now that Republicans control both houses of the Iowa legislature.

Finally, monthly guests Victoria Szopinski and Anne Kinzel of Ames Progressive Alliance discuss late November's Inclusive Ames event and where we go from here. Their guest is Jodi O'Donnell, a key organizer.

Originally broadcast 12/30/2016
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