Democracy and our Schools

Democracy and our Schools

Episode 1: A Stronger Democracy Through Character Education

  • Dr. Marvin W. Berkowitz, Professor of Character Education, University of Missouri at St. Louis
  • Dr. Kashina Bell, Deputy Superintendent, School District of University City, St. Louis

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Episode 2: The Power of Civic Engagement

  • Dr. Joseph Kahne, Professor for Education Policy and Politics at the University of California at Riverside and is Co-Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group
  • Alejandra Frausto, Manager, Project-Based Learning for the Chicago Public Schools
  • Eve Vankley, 7th grade civics teacher, Bay County Schools, Florida

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Episode 3: Teacher Restrictions in Texas - A Threat to our Democracy?

  • Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District
  • Mary Gonzalez, Representative of the Texas State Legislature
  • Lakeisha Patterson, 3rd grade teacher, Deepwater Elementary School near Houston

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Episode 4: Teaching about Fake News and Social Media 

  • Dr. Wayne Journell, Associate Professor of Secondary Social Studies Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Dr. Jennifer Hauver, Associate Professor of Education, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
  • Dr. Victor Rios, Professor of Sociology, U.C. Santa Barbara

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Episode 5: Why Inadequate and Inequitable School Funding Imperils our Democracy

  • Dr. Derek Black, Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Dr. Preston Green, Professor of Educational Leadership and Law at the University of Connecticut
  • Dr. Joshua Starr, Chief Executive Officer, PDK International
  • Sanaa Kahloon, Student, Harvard University

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Episode 6: Teaching History and Civics with Younger Learners

  • Tracy Barnett, History Teacher, Hopkins Jr. High School, Fremont, CA
  • Corey Brown, Principal, Hopkins Jr. High School, Fremont, CA
  • Dr. Jennifer Hauver, Associate Professor of Education, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

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Episode 7: A Stronger Democracy by Keeping Politics in the Classroom

  • Dr. Diana Hess, Diana E. Hess, Dean, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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