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The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom.
November 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Human Rights Project, The Hannah Arendt Center and the Center for Civic Engagement invite you to join us for an evening with award-winning journalist and Red Hook resident
on Thursday, November 7th at 7PM for a special listening session and Q&A for his new radio documentary
The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom
This documentary delves into the culture war battles over public school curriculum content, which have ebbed and flowed in the Lone Star State for the past fifty years. “For more than a half a century, citizens of the Lone Star State have had intense, emotional battles over what children should and should not be taught in public school classrooms,” said Kay. “While there have been fights over just about every academic subject, debates over history, evolution, God and country generate the most heat.” Long Game focuses on the fundamentally different mindsets that are pitted against one another when deciding how to educate the next generation. The culture war differences in Texas are not that different from those in other states. Long Game suggests that based on the differences among Texans— those who advocate for a values-neutral classroom and those who see the mission of educating tomorrow’s generation as an epic religious struggle— the prospect of common ground for national Common Core standards may be bleak.
This is the inaugural event of Human Rights Radio, an exciting new collaboration between Bard’s Human Rights Project and local NPR-affiliate, Robin Hood Radio. The new collaboration will see segments of the Human Rights Project’s innovative public programming broadcast to the region’s listening audience on 88.1 FM.
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