(2016/02/09) Investments in education should not earn cash profits
February 10, 2016•74 min
Edition #989 Today we look at the intersection of our educational system and the detrimental influence that money, austerity policies and the profit motive have on the education that our kids have access to Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill 00:00:38 Ch. 2: Act 1: Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell - @jimhightower - Air Date: 12-29-15 Ch. 3: Song 1: School Bus (featuring Tahir Jahi) - Happy Hatters 00:03:08 Ch. 4: Act 2: As Obama Admin Seeks More Funding for Charter Schools, Questions Raised over Billions Already Spent - @democracynow - Air Date: 5-8-15 Ch. 5: Song 2: School Bus (featuring Tahir Jahi) - Happy Hatters 00:19:25 Ch. 6: Act 3: Black Parents Should Opt Their Children Out of High Stakes Testing - @blkagendareport - Air Date: 8-5-15 Ch. 7: Song 3: Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare - Matt and Kim 00:23:38 Ch. 8: Act 4: Stephanie Simon on the power of Pearson publishing - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 2-27-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: Compensation - The Del-Knights 00:33:25 Ch. 10: Act 5: Faces Of The Student Debt Crisis In America - AJ+ (@ajplus) - Air Date: 07-09-15 Ch. 11: Song 5: Higher Education - Buch Helemano 00:38:09 Ch. 12: Act 6: Bernie Sanders: Free College for All... - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 05-22-15 Ch. 13: Song 6: Higher Education - Knowledge 00:41:30 Ch. 14: Act 7: Is Hillary’s College Plan More Progressive Than Bernie's? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-11-15 Ch. 15: Song 7: I Love You Money - Lowell 00:49:03 Ch. 16: Act 8: Cancel All #StudentDebt via @thenation & @StrikeDebt - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 17: Song 8: This fickle world - Theo Bard 00:53:26 Ch. 18: Act 9: Detroit Student "I Want to Be Able to Go to School Without Worrying About Being Bitten by Mice" - @democracynow - Air Date 01-21-16 Voicemails 01:01:02 Ch. 19: Go to BringBackSolar.com to support Nevada solar - Shawn from Las Vegas 01:02:47 Ch. 20: What we need to teach about financial education - Chris from Dallas Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics 01:05:32 Ch. 21: Final comments on financial literacy and the superiority of universal programs to means tested ones Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: Cancel All #StudentDebt via @thenation & @StrikeDebt Take Action: SIGN: Cancel All Student Debt via The Nation & coalition READ & Share: "How far to free?” — StrikeDebt’s plan for tuition-free college Additional Activism/Resources: Help if you are or are about to be behind/defaulting: Student Loan Borrowers Assistance — "Find a Solution” via National Consumer Law Center Sources/further reading: "Why the Student Loan Crisis Is Even Worse Than People Think” via Time.com/Money "Student Debt Is Worse Than You Think” via The New York Times "5 Extreme Ways to Get Rid of Your Student Loan Debt” via Attn: "We Need to End the Student Loan Debt Crisis: To draw attention to the magnitude of the student debt crisis, we’re doing something dramatic.” via The Nation & coalition Graphic via: BorderlessNewsAndViews.com Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!