Taylor and Goldstein Debate Schooling

Astra Taylor, who wrote about unschooling and freeschooling for Issue 13, and Dana Goldstein, an education journalist who engaged in an online debate with Taylor about the relation of alternative schooling to public school reform, just recorded a fascinating conversation with Steve Paulson for To the Best of Our Knowledge. The interview hasn’t aired yet, but you can listen to their lively debate, uncut, at the TTBOOK website.

Goldstein and Taylor talk about their experiences with the public school system and unschooling, respectively; who is to blame for the resegregation of public schools; how to be a progressive parent; and how to imagine “what a beautiful public school would look like.” It’s worth every minute. Listen now.