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Henry Giroux on the "School to Prison Pipeline"

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:44 By Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company | Video Interview

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Education expert Henry Giroux tells Bill public schools are suffering from an overemphasis on academic testing as teachers are stripped of their powers, in schools with disciplinary systems that resemble prisons. “The discipline, particularly in these urban schools for the poor, it’s not controlled by the administration, they’re controlled by the police.” Giroux tells Bill. ”This is an expression of a racist logic that has now seeped directly into schools.”

Also see the full program: Bill Moyers | Henry Giroux: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism.

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Henry Giroux on the "School to Prison Pipeline"

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:44 By Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company | Video Interview

Media

Education expert Henry Giroux tells Bill public schools are suffering from an overemphasis on academic testing as teachers are stripped of their powers, in schools with disciplinary systems that resemble prisons. “The discipline, particularly in these urban schools for the poor, it’s not controlled by the administration, they’re controlled by the police.” Giroux tells Bill. ”This is an expression of a racist logic that has now seeped directly into schools.”

Also see the full program: Bill Moyers | Henry Giroux: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

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