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Flashpoints Presents: The Battle For Education in The 21st Century Part 11 0

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Flashpoints

classroomFlashpoints examines the past, present & future of public education through a social justice lens.  Broadcasts every Wednesday for 15 weeks, which began March 18, 2015.

This series is produced and hosted by Ken Yale

Episode 11 (Aired May 27th 2015)


Breaking Through The Poverty Of Imagination, Part 2

What does it actually look like, sound like and feel like when a whole school is grounded in social justice education?  This program helps us break the poverty of imagination by profiling the unique approach of MetWest High School, an Oakland public school.  Includes a deeper look at restorative justice.


Alex Mejia: English & History teacher and internship coordinator at MetWest High School in Oakland Unified School District

Nelzy Gonzalez, Kayla Keith, and Laura Martinez: MetWest students

Terri Keith: MetWest parent volunteer and a 30-year classroom teacher, mostly in New York City

George Galvis: Executive Director & Co-founder, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Oakland.

Click on the link below to listen to this episode

Education Series Part 11

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Wednesday May 27th 2015 0

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Flashpoints

FPToday on Flashpoints:  Farmworkers fight back against the deadly dangers of pesticides in our foods and on the workers who pick them. Also, Bernie Sanders formally announces his bid for the presidency. We’ll have a special report on his alternative vision for labor. And our education series, The Battle for Public Education In the 21st Century continues:Today’s episode, “Breaking Through The Poverty Of Imagination”

Click on the link below to listen to today’s show

Flashpoints 05-27-15

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