E18: Public School: A Conversation with Kmele Foster and Dr. Gregory Salmieri
Kmele Foster and Dr. Gregory Salmieri join Matt Bateman for a critical discussion of public school. Is it compatible with free speech? With parental custodianship? Do we need it for cultural unity? How should we evaluate school choice proposals?
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Kmele is the co-founder of Freethink Media, and co-host of The Fifth Column, a libertarian podcast that covers political and social issues. You can find Kmele on Twitter, @kmele.
Dr. Salmieri is a senior scholar of philosophy in the Salem Center at the University of Texas, Austin. He holds the Brigham Fellowship for the Study of Objectivism and is director of the Center’s Program for Objectivity in Thought, Action, and Enterprise. Dr. Salmieri is the co-editor of "A Companion to Ayn Rand" and "Foundations of a Free Society".
Dr. Salmieri and Kmele are both contributors to Montessorium's "Agency and Identity" initiative.
Dr. Matt Bateman
Dr. Matt Bateman earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught and continued his research at Franklin and Marshall College in the Department of Psychology, on topics ranging from neuroscience to evolutionary theory to philosophy, before joining the LePort Schools as Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy in 2014.
In 2016, Dr. Matt Bateman became a founding member of Higher Ground Education. He is now Vice President of Pedagogy for Higher Ground and the Executive Director of Montessorium.
E19: Truth, the Good Life, the University of Austin: A conversation with Pano Kanelos
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E17: Accessing the Arts: A conversation with Luc Travers
Art historian and educator Luc Travers joins us this week to talk about his book, Touching the Art, a tour of five incredible artworks mean to show you ways to experience meaningful and emotionally powerful encounters with the visual arts.
E16: The Pedagogy of Video: A conversation with Sarah Miller
This week, we have the pleasure of speaking with Sarah Miller, Program Manager at Edpuzzle about video content in education. What makes video such a unique and special tool? How do we fully leverage this amazing resource? What can we do with video that we can't do with anything else?
E15: Should There Be Less Education? A conversation with Bryan Caplan
This week, Byran Caplan, author of The Case Against Education and Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, joins us to discuss the causes of bloat in education, and why we might be better off with less of it.