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Public Education (Part Two): Expansion, Reconstruction & Desegregation..

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Today we continue our three-part series by examining three of the four major eras of public education in the United States: Expansion, Reconstruction and Desegregation. This episode looks at the legal and constitutional framework that protects education in all 50 states and some of the fundamental flaws that have contributed to a gross inequity in the system. This sets the stage for the conclusion of the series, which focuses on the current era of Privatization.


Intro: 00:00:35

Chapter Four. Phase One: Expansion. The 16th Lot. 00:03:49

Chapter Five. Phase Two: Reconstruction. 00:09:43

Chapter Six. Phase Three. Desegregation. 00:19:40

Post Show Musings: 00:30:56

Outro: 00:46:39


Teaching American History: Letter to Nathaniel Banks

National Archives: Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Book Love

Derek W. Black: Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy

Samuel Eliot Morison, Henry Steele Commager and William E. Leuchtenburg: A Concise History of the American Republic: Volume 1

UNFTR Episode Resources

Public Education (Part One): Scaffolding.

The End of Roe v. Wade: Extinguishing the Penumbra.

America Inc. Copyright, 2021.


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