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Human Rights Project, Hannah Arendt Center, and Center for Civic Engagement present

Documentary: "The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom"

A Radio Documentary Listening Session and Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 7, 2013

[Documentary: "The Long Game: Texas&rsquo; Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom"] Kate McGee, KUT News
Kate McGee, KUT News
Award-winning Hudson Valley journalist Trey Kay will present his new radio documentary The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom, which delves into the culture war battles over public school curriculum content that have ebbed and flowed in the Lone Star State for the past 50 years. “While there have been fights over just about every academic subject debates over history, evolution, God, and country generate the most heat," says Kay.

Following the presentation there will be a panel including Kay and Josh Hatala, graduate of the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program and a doctoral candidate in the History Department of the University at Albany, who for over ten years he has taught in both private and public high schools. The discussion will be moderated by Richard Aldous.

Kurt Andersen, cofounder of Spy Magazine and host of PRI’s Studio 360, calls Long Game “scrupulously reported and beautifully produced” and “a rigorous, fair-minded, and illuminating exploration of one of America’s fundamental challenges.”

Trey Kay is producer of The Great Textbook War, a radio report about the 1974 Kanawha textbook controversy, which was honored with Peabody, Murrow, and DuPont awards. Kay has contributed numerous reports to national programs, including This American Life, Marketplace, Morning Edition, American RadioWorks, and Studio 360.

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema