In the Media

Politics in the Classroom
Education is a hot button issue on the campaign trail this spring but how much should teachers wade into the election in the classroom?
Education columnist Joel Westheimer on CBC Radio (May 15, 2018).

In Low-trust Societies, Economic Downturn Can Be Costly for Politicians
Livemint (January 12, 2018).

Teachers Set Aside Politics to Help Students Tackle Economic Inequality Education
The Christian Science Monitor (November 22, 2017).

Schools Crowdfunding
Many teachers are turning to crowdfunding to stock their classrooms with everything from 3D printers to iPads.
Education columnist Joel Westheimer on CBC Radio (November 7, 2017).

Teaching About Economic Inequality in a Diverse Democracy: Politics, Ideology, and Difference
PS Now (November 1, 2017).

Should Schools Be Teaching “Grit”?
Do poor students need “grit” to succeed?
Education columnist Joel Westheimer on CBC Radio (May 24, 2016).

What Canada Can Learn from Finland’s Schools
Many of the Syrian children who came to Canada are now in school but the key to their success may be found in Finland.
Education columnist Joel Westheimer on CBC Radio (May 3, 2016).

Unequal Schools, Generations of Poverty
UCLA Blue Print (Fall 2015).

John Rogers: Empowering Communities to Improve Public Schooling
Ampersand, the online magazine of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. July 2014.