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Empowerment Starts Here

Jun 26, 2019

In this episode, the informant talks about the capital required for parents to enroll their children in charter public schools and the ways in which this requirement violates the tenets of free education.  In the close out, the host adds to the conversation by talking about democratic education from the angle of...

Oct 24, 2017

In this episode, the informant takes a look at what it means to know. Mary Diez looks at the actual nature of knowing and the conscious role of the learner as the knower.
She explores schooling as a warehouse for children, where we focus more on managing students based on grade levels and she talks about the readiness...

Oct 10, 2017

In this episode, Empowerment Starts Here with Peter Anderson.  In it, Peter talks about why he went gradeless; what he learned about the schooling industry once grades were removed from his practice; and how his gradelessness revealed his whiteness and his protected place of power in an inequitable world.

At the close of...