Public Program, Online Event, Conversation Will Public Education Survive?: A Look at the Threats to Education Systems from Privatization and Religious Nationalism 30 September 2020.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program Katherine Stewart and Diane Ravitch, New York University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/fall_2020/stewart-ravitch.jpg

The rise of the Religious Right has coincided with the privatization movement in public schools. While some may feel that this is coincidental, there is reason to believe there is a directly causal relationship between these two factors. Two scholars, from different disciplines, will discuss how their work comes together to help explain the history and current state of efforts to diminish, if not dismantle, the American public education system. Katherine Stewart has written on the rise and increasing power of the Religious Right in her book The Power Worshipers. She will be joined by Diane Ravitch who has written extensively on education and, in her recent book Slaying Goliath, explores the history of the school privatization movement and the efforts to oppose it.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

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