Ralph Nader talks to education expert Brian D. Schultz about how he has put his innovative, child-centric teaching philosophy into practice in public schools.
“The ideas about school choice and vouchers and privatization of public education is only going to get worse before it gets better. What we’re seeing widespread in public education is more of this standardized, very unengaging material that pushes kids to drop out of school. Certainly in high school we see that, because the curriculum is not relevant or responsive to the children. We need to change that trope” says Dr. Brian D. Schultz, author of Teaching in the Cracks: Openings and Opportunities for Student-Centered, Action-Focused Curriculum.