A podcast exploring the root causes of educational inequality and the hope we have for a better path forward.
Pioneering a New Education Path (feat. Kevin Chavous)
For this episode, Kevin Chavous, President of K12, Inc. attorney, author, and former District of Columbia city councilman, joins me to discuss his extensive background in education and his hope for K-12 education in a time of Covid-19 and beyond.
Why does the Federal Government Care so much about School Choice? (feat. Terris Todd)
Why is federal support for education freedom so important? During this episode, Terris Todd, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African-Americans, join me to discuss his background in education and why he decided to fight at the federal level to promote education freedom for Black students.
Fighting Outside the Ring (feat. Ron Rice)
A study by the Thomas Fordman Institute found that Black students in charter schools are more likely to have black teachers than their peers in traditional public schools, which lead to academic gains.
For this episode, Ron Rice, charter school expert, and former New Jersey councilman joins me and our new co-host, Briana Gilchrist, to discuss the controversial development of charter schools and the hope for black empowerment.
Who's paying for your toilet paper?
School Funding and Upward Mobility. District contracts are not given out equally. During this episode, we discuss how school districts can do a better job ensuring Blacks have access to district contracts and more.
Panelist: Curtis Valentine, Director of Reinventing Public Education at the Progressive Policy Institute, Paul Dauphin, Louisiana State Deputy Director at the Louisiana Federation for Children, and Emory Edwards, Outreach Director at EdChoice
What would the schools in Wakanda look like?
What would the schools in Wakanda look like? During this episode, the women of Wakanda brainstorm how education would be approached in the Black Panther's kingdom of Wakanda.
Panelist: Tanesha Peeples, Deputy Director of Activist Development at Brightbeam Network
Naomi Shelton, Director of Community Engagement at KIPP,
Lisa Watson, Kansas City Grassroots Advocate
Briana Gilchrist, NJ Charter School Alum/Advocate
The Evolution of School Choice in Tennessee (feat. Rep. John DeBerry and Shaka Mitchell)
In this conversation, we will rewind the clocks of time to talk about the evolution of
school options in Tennessee with the leaders who are making it happen. What’s
changed and what stayed the same? In this episode, we are joined by Rep. John
DeBerry. John DeBerry, Jr. has served House District 90 for the past 26 years in the
Tennessee House of Representatives.