The Integrated Schools Podcast
Summary: Hard conversations about race, parenting, segregation, and inequities in our schools.
We're back! We try to address 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.
Part 2 looks at the experience of being the "Only One" from the perspective of adults who were "Only Ones" - one white, and one black. We discuss how race makes that experience different, and how that experience is ever present, even in adulthood.
The fear of your kid being the "only one" often pushes white families away from global majority schools. We'll talk about it in two parts - parents of kids who are the only one, and adults who were the only one. In Part 1, we're joined by Lauren from Pennsylvania. Look for Part 2 next week.
Good intentions don’t always feel so good, and privilege can show up in unexpected places.
An update on all of the work happening at Integrated Schools
We're joined by Anna from LA (you may remember her from Ep 1) to discuss the narrative around global majority schools that are "hidden gems" and the problems that mindset can lead to.
Education advocate and outspoken critic of current integration efforts, Chris Stewart joins us to discuss how this work so often goes wrong.
One of the reasons people often give for NOT choosing a global majority school is that they don't want to sacrifice their kids on the altar of social justice. We dig into this idea with Denise from Santa Fe.
Professor and author, Dr. Margaret Hagerman, discusses her new book - White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America.
The Bordon family from Minneapolis shares their experience sending their daughters to integrating schools.
Welcome to the Integrated Schools Podcast - Conversations about race, privilege, education, parenting and schools. This introduction gives an overview of Integrated Schools and what you can expect from this podcast.