Excellent Sheep ft. William Deresiewicz

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

William Deresiewicz returns to In Conversation to speak about “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life”. We talk about the narrative that college is something that young people just “need to do”, the importance of a humanities education and the courage that it will take to challenge our current meritocratic approach to college and university admissions.

We’re speaking across national borders on some of these issues, but there is plenty that should resonate with Canadian listeners. As with our conversation about “THE DEATH OF THE ARTIST
How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech”, Bill has given us plenty with which to build a bigger conversation.

Find out more about Bill’s work at https://billderesiewicz.com/

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Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.