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This week on CounterSpin: A special back to school episode, with two interviews from this year that get at some of the thorniest issues around public education: The politics of teacher tenure and the de facto segregation of American schools. Our guests are writer and activist Brian Jones and Nikole Hannah-Jones of ProPublica.
–Protections of Teacher Tenure Do Not Hurt Students, by Brian Jones (New York Times: Room for Debate, 6/12/14)
–Segregation Now: The Resegregation of America’s Schools,” by Nikole Hannah-Jones (ProPublica, 4/16/14)