If you care about a multiracial democracy and if you believe that public schools are an important piece of this work, we need your support.
COVID-19: Finding Community in IsolationApril 3, 2020
We find ourselves in the most segregated school environment imaginable – quarantined at home. The inequities are glaring and the needs of our communities are all too real. We discuss making this time at home reflective of our values with Garrett Bucks – an anti-racist organizer, writer, and father of two.
Choosing a School: Values, Privilege, and ResponsibilityMarch 18, 2020
Choosing a school, as a white and / or privileged person can feel overwhelming. If you are prepared to set aside test scores and school ratings, what should take their place? We’re joined by two moms who are thinking through this decision for their soon-to-be elementary school kids.
The Impacts of Testing Our Kids and Ranking Our Schools (Part 2)March 4, 2020
Nearly every public school in the country gets a rating from GreatSchools.org. What goes into these ratings, and what is the impact of having a national school rating system. Matt Barnum (Chalkbeat) joins us to discuss the ways these ratings can nudge families away from schools with higher concentrations of Black and Brown students.
The Impacts of Testing Our Kids and Ranking Our Schools (Part 1)February 19, 2020
The first of a two-part series looking at how we assess school quality, and how that impacts our decisions around where to live and where to send our kids to school. How we define “good” and “bad” schools is a huge part of the smog we often talk about at Integrated Schools – and these two episodes get into the problems with the data we’re using, and the implications of that on the larger education system, and society as a whole.
S5E4 – All I Want for Christmas is 3.5%December 18, 2019
Before we head off to spend the holidays with our friends and families, we want to end 2019 on a hopeful note. Creating enduring political change — like an end to school segregation — begins with just 3.5% of actively engaged participants. Can we do it?
S5E3 – Gifts We Didn’t Expect: Family, Faith, and IntegrationDecember 11, 2019
Albert, a Taiwanese American father of three, found himself in crisis. Honoring his parents and the ways they sacrificed to get him a “good” education, while also honoring the way his faith called him to justice seemed impossible. He shares his story.
Between We and They: A School Integration Story (TRAILER)October 3, 2019
Beth is a mom of two grappling with race, parenting and her own privilege in America. Looking back over the past year, we follow Beth as she learns how the choices she makes for her daughters’ schooling shapes how she lives in her city… where she belongs, who she calls “We.” Episodes release every day starting Monday, Oct 14th. Subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss an episode.
Not In My Suburbs: Milliken v. Bradley @ 45 (BONUS)July 25, 2019
We’re joined by Michelle Adams, Constitutional Law Professor at Cardozo School of Law, who is writing a book on Milliken v Bradley, a case that functionally halted the promise of Brown v Board at the city limits, allowing all-white suburbs (created through policies like redlining) to maintain all-white schools.
Ep 21 – Beyond Black and White with David Hinojosa ([email protected])May 8, 2019
Part 4 of our Brown v Board at 65 series pushes back on the narrative that desegregation is solely about black and white kids. David Hinojosa helps us better understand the Latinx perspective on integration from before Brown through today.
Ep 18 – Rucker Johnson and the Grandchildren of Desegregation ([email protected])April 18, 2019
Brown v Board at Sixty-Five – The Stories We Tell Ourselves. In this first episode of our mini-series commemorating the 65th anniversary of Brown v Board, we’re joined by Dr. Rucker Johnson, author of Children of the Dream: Why Integration Works.
Take Us With You
Listen to the Integrated Schools Podcast on your favorite streaming services.