This week on CounterSpin: It is back to school week in the US.  Schools—pre-K to college—have been on the front burner for at least a year now, but education has always been a contested field in this country: Who has access? What does it teach? What is its purpose? Do my kids have to go to school with those kids? So while what’s happening right now is new, it has roots. And it does no disservice to the battles of the current day to connect them to previous battles and conversations, and that’s what we’re going to do this week on the show.

We hear from three of the many education experts that have been our pleasure to speak with: Alfie KohnDiane Ravitch and Kevin Kumashiro.

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