May 28, 2021

At the end of April, Louis Freedberg stepped down after serving as EdSource’s executive director for a decade. During his tenure, EdSource broadened its mission to include education reporting, expanded its coverage to include early education and higher education, and increased its audience and impact significantly.

In his last podcast as co-host of “This Week in California Education”  – the 200th episode! – Freedberg reflects on how growing up in South Africa shaped his views of race relations and education in America. He discusses the challenges of education reporting in California during an era of local control,  and offers his perspective on the shifts in education policy and the ambitious agendas of governors Brown and Newsom. He outlines what his next writing project might be.

He was interviewed by co-host John Fensterwald.