Public school systems are viewed by global experts as the very foundation of free society. Yet many children find their school experience oppressive and demotivating Some carry the scars of their public education experience throughout life.
In today's episode, host Mary Lucero explains why public schools that do a better job of addressing the needs, not of congressmen and top administrators, but of children are essential for meeting the growing demands for sustainable food systems and productive economies.
John Dewey, Democracy and Education (Affiliate link. Your purchase supports our podcast)
Our World in Data: Duration of Compulsory Education
Our World in Data: Countries with Participatory Democracy
Our World in Data: Per Capita CO2 Emissions
Milgram, S. (1965). Some Conditions of Obedience and Disobedience to Authority. Human Relations, 18(1), 57–76. https://doi.org/10.1177/001872676501800105
Doliński, Dariusz, et al. "Would you deliver an electric shock in 2015? Obedience in the experimental paradigm developed by Stanley Milgram in the 50 years following the original studies." Social psychological and personality science 8.8 (2017): 927-933. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617693060
Julian Germain, Quiet at the back: classrooms around the world – in pictures, The Guardian, Sep 2012.
Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall
The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems Podcast Introduction by David Lucero.
Theme music by Zakhar Valaha
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