Published: 10 November 2015
Guests: Ian Gilbert
In this Meet the Renegades, Ross Ashcroft speaks to writer and educator Ian Gilbert. They discuss the faltering education system in developed nations and how it is affecting a generation of children.
Ian gives an insight into the ways in which our current neoliberal education model means most schools are now profit and results driven.
They also explore broader societal issues to see if inequality and consumerism can be linked to education.
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