Long before Common Core, conservatives crusaded against progressive education reforms–and historian Adam Laats tells their tale in, The Other School Reformers“The Other School Reformers: Conservative Activism in American Education.”

In a 10-minute podcast with The Bookmonger, Laats describes a 1974 school boycott in West Virginia, plus other examples of grassroots rebellion. We also discuss why so many historians have overlooked the role of conservatives in school policy, why a non-conservative like Laats took an interest in them, and what today’s conservative education reformers can learn from the experiences of their predecessors.

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There are 2 comments.

  1. Inactive

    Sounds very interesting. I’ve been listening to your podcasts for years, I’ve even bought some of the books.

    Keep up the good work!

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    • March 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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  2. Contributor
    John Miller Post author

    Thanks for listening! The audio is better than ever, now that we’re working with Ricochet.

    • #2
    • March 6, 2015 at 7:56 am
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