by Doug Martin
My talk from a few days ago with BATS member Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. on his show the War Report on Public Education is now up as a podcast. Some of the topics covered include:
My book Hoosier School Heist which focuses on the corporate-theocratic school movement in Indiana and across the country.
How the Indiana Democratic Party needs to do more than lip-service to support public education.
Speaking with local Republicans about corporate-theocratic school reform.
How US Indiana Republican Larry Bucshon needs to gets over the fake skills gap and create jobs by passing a law to build a new wing on the federal prison in Terre Haute to put all the corrupt billionaires in jail.
Neuroscience and the evolution of language.
America's spiritual void.
Listen here: http://www.bbsradio.com/content/talk-show-episode-war-report-public-education-july-20-2014
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966