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Ep 14 – Kirkland on IntegrationFebruary 27, 2019
Dr. David Kirkland (NYU) joins us for a meta discussion around school integration. He shares a powerful vision of integration from a racial justice framework; it is one that is grounded in democratic participation and the sharing of resources and one that involves us all in the deliberation of what counts as knowledge, the language of curriculum, and the fundamental design of education.
Ep 13 – Hopes and Hazards of Dual LanguageFebruary 20, 2019
Dual Language programs are exploding in popularity across the country — and particularly among white &/or privileged families in gentrifying communities. There’s great hope for equity in these programs, but also plenty of hazards, particularly around how white and/ or privileged families show up in the spaces.
Ep 12 – Whiteness vs Rightness: A Conversation on ColonizingFebruary 13, 2019
What does ‘colonizing’ mean in the context of a global majority school, and how can we be thoughtful about not centering whiteness? We talk to Kelly from NYC about some of the things we might think of as right, just because they are white.
Ep 11 – White Women and the Politics of White SupremacyFebruary 6, 2019
We talk with Dr. Elizabeth McRae, author of Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy, about what her research tells us about contemporary school segregation — and the hope her work gives for it’s dismantling.
Ep 10 – Why My Choice Matters: Taking Back the PlaygroundJanuary 30, 2019
We’re back! After a break over the holidays, we’re kicking off Season 2 of the Integrated Schools Podcast with a basic question – why does one person’s choice matter? What impact does your choice have for your kid, for your school, and for the system. …
Ep 9 – The Only One (Part 2): SMOGDecember 19, 2018
Last week we talked about the fear we often hear around your kid being the “Only One” from the perspective of parents with kids who are currently in that position. In this episode, we look at it a little differently. Andrew looks back on his experience …
Ep 8 – The Only One (Part 1): SMOGDecember 12, 2018
The Smog – is all of the things that we hear and say about schools and parenting that push us towards greater segregation. “I don’t want my kid to be the only one” is one of these. It’s a tricky subject, so we’re going to break it up into two parts. Pa …
BONUS – An Update on Integrated SchoolsNovember 28, 2018
We couldn’t pull off a full episode this week, but we did want to update you on all the other things happening at Integrated Schools. The Two Tour Pledge – sign on here. Mapping of how White &/or Privileged Families Interact with School Integration …
Ep 5 – Interview with a SkepticNovember 14, 2018
A lifelong activist and 20 year veteran of nonprofit work, Chris Stewart is the current chief executive of the Wayfinder Foundation, and an outspoken critic of many current integration efforts. He and Courtney discuss the many ways that desegregation efforts can be thwarted, and the ways they can go wrong if they are successful.
Ep 3 – Hagerman and the White KidsOctober 30, 2018
Professor and author, Dr. Margaret Hagerman, discusses her new book – White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America. We discuss her work, and what it tells us about the importance of the types of environments in which we raise our kids.
Ep 2 – The Bordon FamilyOctober 30, 2018
We’re joined by the Bordon family. In choosing a school for their daughters, they started out following the narrative of how people with the privilege of choose a school should go about it. After a conversation with their school district about who has has that privilege and the segregation that results from it, they made a change and sent both of their kids to global majority schools. Many years later, they reflect on that journey and how it has shaped their understanding of race, class, privilege, and education.
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