On this week’s episode of The Audit, Dave and Josh go back to school with Denis Prager’s enormous library of children’s educational content! The American right’s obsession with attacking teachers and public education in recent years has given us PragerU Kids, a streaming hub of “pro-America” kids programming intent on battling the evil woke agendas “infiltrating classrooms, culture, and social media.”
As a guest, the two brought in a real teacher: Betsy Long, a public school educator in Los Angeles who has written about education politics in Jacobin Magazine. As a union leader, Betsy led her school site in the recent teacher strike that won record-breaking wage increases.
The team discusses various “educational” PragerU Kids videos:
- Amy Coney Barrett Crafting Game Show
- Venezuela: Vivi’s Life under Socialism (Animated)
- Otto’s Tales: Remember the Ladies (Storytime)
- Otto’s Tales: The American Trinity with Dennis Prager (Storytime)
- The National Anthemwith Candace Owens (Storytime)
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