As Ashley Berner explains in a new book, public education does not have to mean that all schools are the same. In earlier days, and in other countries, the government is the regulator of schools and provides quality control but does not directly operate all schools. This version of public education may better reflect American democracy, Berner notes.

Ashley Berner joins Marty West to discuss pluralism and public education in this week’s episode of the EdNext podcast.

A blog entry she wrote based on her book appeared earlier this year.

Also, Robert Pondiscio reviewed her book for EdNext.

The EdNext Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every Wednesday

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Last updated September 13, 2017