In part two of a two part interview, Bill Resnick discusses with Harry Feder the radical right’s attack on the public schools that is succeeding in conservatizing textbooks and teaching (especially on racism, sex ed, and U.S. History), as well as tightening school discipline of working class kids. Harry and Bill then discuss how the left need respond to the radical right attack. They conclude discussing how the right’s upsurge impacts the organization FairTest that Harry directs in its struggle, up to now slowly succeeding, to replace high stakes testing with what they call authentic evaluation of student learning and skill development. Part one of the interview can be heard here from the 5/15/23 show.
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