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No Citizen Left Behind

From: Guy Rathbun
Series: IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices
Length: 27:51

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While teaching at an all-black middle school in Atlanta, Associate Professor of Education Meira Levinson realized that her students’ were gong to have trouble overcoming their profound marginalization in society. She calls this the civic empowerment gap.

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Levinson says this is as shameful and antidemocratic as the academic achievement gap targeted by No Child Left Behind.  In her book, No Citizen Left Behind, She argues that students must be taught how to upend and reshape power relationships through political and civic action.

 

Levinson calls on schools to remake civic education. Schools should teach collective action, she says, by openly discussing the racial dimensions of citizenship, and engaging their passions against contemporary injustices.

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Levinson says this is as shameful and antidemocratic as the academic achievement gap targeted by No Child Left Behind.  In her book, No Citizen Left Behind, She argues that students must be taught how to upend and reshape power relationships through political and civic action.

 

Levinson calls on schools to remake civic education. Schools should teach collective action, she says, by openly discussing the racial dimensions of citizenship, and engaging their passions against contemporary injustices.

Broadcast History

KCBX Public Radio

Timing and Cues

Segment 1 Incue @ 00:00: Theme ...
Segment 1 Outcue @ 14:41: " ... back in just a moment."
62s break with music bed
Segment 2 Incue @ 15:43: "I'm Guy Rathbun and ...
Segment 2 Outcue @ 27:51: ... theme ends.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
PVC IV Blue Man Group Audio. 1999 :00

Related Website

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/