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Aug 21, 2017

In many of this nation’s schools, teachers work had to prepare students for tests … standardized tests that will query them over a narrow set of academic subjects. That effort concerns one professor and author who thinks public education needs to not only transmit knowledge, but also prepare its students to utilize that knowledge in their role as citizens – something he feels is not happening.

Guest: Joel Westheimer, professor and university research chair in democracy and education at the University of Ottawa.

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