Talk Nation Radio: Seth Kershner on the Campaign to Demilitarize U.S. Schools

Seth Kershner is a writer and researcher whose work has appeared in such outlets as In These Times, Sojourners, and Rethinking Schools. He is the co-author (with Scott Harding) of Counter-Recruitment and the Campaign to Demilitarize Public Schools (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). This is the first book to analyze the grassroots counter-recruitment movement which has been around for more than four decades. He has recently been using the Freedom of Information Act to gain a better understanding of the extent of militarism in U.S. schools, obtaining hundreds of pages of documents in the process. Last fall he and Scott Harding shared some of these findings in an op-ed for Education Week.

Total run time: 29:00

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  • We need a reboot in America and call for the separation of ‘SCHOOL and STATE’ for starters!

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    Another fun archive film… brought to you by your loving government.

  • Silverado

    Those that control the govt indoctrination programs occurring in our schools control the future. No wonder the govt HATES home schooling and teaching kids to think critically. There’s no room for any of that in their sick vision of what they’d like to be our collective future…