The Creation of Hope in Public Education
Public education is a political issue. Schools and curricula are ideological targets. Funding is a football. Schools decline and parents worry. Conservatives promote voucher programs as an alternative. Defenders of public education say vouchers will undermine the traditional vision of democratic schooling for all and will lead to more inequality, stratification and segregation.
Recorded at Bank Street College.
Herbert Kohl is a visionary educator. He has taught every grade from kindergarten to graduate school. He has written many books on education and teaching, including 36 Children, his memorable account of his sixth-grade class in Harlem. He is the author of The Discipline of Hope.