624: Private Geography

624: Private Geography

Sep 1, 2017
Everyone walks around on their own private map of the world. The places we’re from and how they made us, whether we like it or not.
  • Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. So is This American Life producer Susan Burton. During Devos’s nomination hearings, critics accused her of never having set foot in a public school. But it turns out that years ago she did—as a volunteer mentor. Susan returned to Grand Rapids to find out what DeVos's experience in a public school in her hometown can tell us about her vision for education in this country. (29 minutes) EducationPoliticsReligion

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