When to Get Therapy, Money and Education Politics
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1043
- Apr 5, 2019 10:00 pm
- 1:40:33 mins
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Guest: Lori Gottlieb, Psychotherapist, Best-selling Author of "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed" It's not so taboo to talk about these days. More often, it seems like a badge people wear - a sign that you're self-aware enough to realize that we all could use a little help figuring ourselves out, facing our demons. Life's tough. But it's still surprising to pick up Lori Gottlieb's book and see \_her \_talking so candidly about getting therapy. Because she's a therapist. How can you be a therapist if you need therapy yourself? The Emerging National Education Battlefield: Local School Board Elections Guests: Jeffrey Henig, Professor of Political Science and Education, Teacher College, Columbia University; Rebecca Jacobsen, Associate Professor of Education Politics and Policy, Michigan State University, Co-authors of "Outside Money in School Board Elections: The Nationalization of Education Politics" How surprised would you be to learn that a candidate running for your local school board was getting money from a wealthy donor in another state? We're used to congressional seats being targeting by big donors looking to sway the balance of power in Washington. But what could a billionaire political donor like Michael Bloomberg or Sheryl Sandberg possibly gain from helping elect someone to a local school board in San Diego or Indianapolis? Especially when so much of what goes on in public schools around the country is now being dictated at the national level anyway - who cares about local school boards except the people who send their kids to those local schools?