Noliwe Rooks on Public Education

Obama & DeVos: Education Reform Based on ‘Segronomics’ is Doomed to Fail

March 9, 2018

In part four, Noliwe Rooks says data reveals no educational benefit from the billions of stimulus funding poured into schools by the Obama administration and school vouchers championed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

From Segregation to Black Independent Schools

March 8, 2018

In part three, Noliwe Rooks says after African Americans were faced with nationwide resistance to integration, groups like the Black Panthers created successful models for black education

The Early History of ‘Segronomics’

March 7, 2018

In part two, Noliwe Rooks says wealthy philanthropists first influenced public education for African Americans in the post-reconstruction South

Three Generations of Apartheid Schooling

March 6, 2018

In part one, author Noliwe Rooks discusses how her family’s experience with apartheid and segregated schooling inspired her to write Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education