As millions of American children head back to school, Michele and Igor chat with John B. King Jr., former U.S. secretary of education and president and CEO of The Education Trust, to discuss our public school systems, school choice, and the racial dynamics that are still prevalent in education today. They also get him to grade his replacement, Secretary Betsy DeVos.
- Education: The Difference Between Hope And Despair by John King
- John B. King and Jidenna: Stop the assault on the American dream by John King and Jidenna
- The Racist Origins of Private School Vouchers by Chris Ford, Stephenie Johnson, and Lisette Partelow
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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.
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