Episode 1

Published on:

12th Apr 2021

Episode 1: "Pull Yourself Up"

Ever wonder where the phrase "pull yourself up by your own bootstraps" came from? In the first episode of our series about merit and myths in education, we explore the phrase's origins and how it went from ludicrous joke to national aspiration.

Host: Jeff Young (@jryoung)

A joint production of EdSurge and Open Campus.

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About the Podcast

How the myth of pulling ourselves up shapes education
A limited series from EdSurge and Open Campus about merit, myths, and how "pulling ourselves up" shapes education.