Guest Host: Tom Gjelten

Teachers in Arizona stage a rally before walking out of their classrooms to demand more funding for public schools.

Teachers in Arizona stage a rally before walking out of their classrooms to demand more funding for public schools.

Thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado walked out of their classrooms this week to demand higher pay and increased school funding. This follows a string of similar protests in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky. Can this lead to meaningful change within the country’s public school system?

Then, the three largest providers of psychiatric care in the U.S. are not hospitals or clinics, but jails: Rikers Island in New York, L.A. County Jail in Los Angeles and the Cook County Jail in Chicago. A new book tells the story of how our jails and prisons became America’s new asylums.

Guests

  • Dana Goldstein National correspondent, The New York Times; author of "The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession"
  • Alisa Roth Author of "Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness"
  • Melissa England Social studies teacher, Sundown Mountain High School in Surprise, Arizona

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