Today we explore the way in which education and economic well-being were linked in the USA. My guest, Jon Shelton, calls the link a myth and shows how it prevented alternative visions of education from expanding and furthering social democracy.

Jon Shelton is a Professor and chair of democracy and justice studies at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. His new book is The Education Myth: How Human Capital Trumped Social Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2023).

Citation: Shelton, Jon, interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 324, podcast audio, July 24, 2023.