Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 11:04:14 -0700 (PDT)

Consuming Classrooms

Consuming Classrooms part 1 and 2 on 
Subversity, Friday, May 26, 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, 

Making Contact

"Consuming Classrooms: Private Interests and Public 
Education, Part 1"

As public schools in the United States 
struggle for adequate funding, corporations are 
stepping in with educational material, commercial 
television shows, computer networks, video 
conferencing equipment, and satellite distribution 
systems.  At the same time, conservative think 
tanks are generating scenarios for further 
privatizing schools through voucher programs and 
charter school schemes.  On this program, we take 
a look at some of the social costs of bringing the 
private sector into public education.

Featuring: Sarah Church, Berkeley High School 
student; Alex Molnar, Center for the Analysis of 
Commercialism in Education; Bob Peterson, 
Rethinking Schools; Eli Rosenblatt, Prison 
Activist Resource Center; Gary Ruskin, Commercial 
Alert; Ann Simonton, Media Watch; Robert Weissman, 
Multinational Monitor

Making Contact
"Consuming Classrooms: Private Interests and Public Education, Part 2"

Private companies have been moving into the 
realm of public education for some time now. 
Potential profits have been one motive, but 
another has been to shape public opinion through 
school materials.  On this program we take a look 
at corporate involvement in student curricula.  

Featuring: Lizzie Cohen, a high school student in 
San Jose, California; Alex Molnar, Center for the 
Analysis of Commercialism in Education; Dylan 
Bernstein, Center for Commercial Free Public 
Education; Robert Weissman, Multinational Monitor, 
John Borowski, environmental science high school 
teacher based in Philomath, Oregon; Kathleen 
deBettencourt, Environmental Literacy Council; Ann 
Simonton, Media Watch; Sarah Church, a high school 
student in Berkeley, California

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