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Morning Video: AT AFT Conference, Goldstein Compares Reform Efforts To "Moral Panic"


Not everyone will go so far as writer Dana Goldstein does here, comparing the current school reform era to a "moral panic," in a talk given at the AFT's TEACH15, but it's still a useful and interesting talk from earlier this week. You can also watch segments featuring Jose Vilson, Wes Moore, David Kirp, and WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza.


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You sure she did? I thought that in her book she wrote it *was* moral panic. Not similar nor metaphor but a straight-up use of Stanley Cohen's concept -- that we often embody social anxieties in a social equivalent of a panic button. Goldstein argued that teachers consistently have been that panic button.

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