In The Teacher Wars, author Dana Goldstein explores the roots of today’s fights about education. From tenure to desegregation, teacher training to curriculum, Goldstein finds the march through the decades has been more repetitive than progressive.
On the podcast, education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with Goldstein about the surprising connections she found between historic and modern debates. This is the first part of their conversation. Dana Goldstein comes from a family of public school educators. She is a staff writer for The Marshall Project. She has been writing about education since 2007.