Public Education (Part Two): Expansion, Reconstruction & Desegregation.
Today we continue our three-part series by examining three of the four major eras of public education in the United States: Expansion, Reconstruction and Desegregation. This episode looks at the legal and constitutional framework that protects education in all 50 states and some of the fundamental flaws that have contributed to a gross inequity in the system. This sets the stage for the conclusion of the series, which focuses on the current era of Privatization.
Chapter Four. Phase One: Expansion. The 16th Lot. 00:03:49
Chapter Five. Phase Two: Reconstruction. 00:09:43
Chapter Six. Phase Three. Desegregation. 00:19:40
Post Show Musings: 00:30:56
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National Archives: Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
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