The US education system is not broken; the inequitable outcomes it produces are part of the design. In each episode, Jonathan Santos Silva and Doc Miller interview leaders who are committed to hacking the education system and redesigning it for equity and inclusion. Whether you are looking for inspiration, tired of the current reform narrative, or simply interested in honest and courageous dialogue, join The Bored of Ed!
Kids Are Human Too
Jonathan and Doc kick off another exciting season of The Bored of Ed by talking to Harvard Professor and researcher Jal Mehta, who authored a compelling op-ed in The New York Times called "Make Schools More Human". During this episode, Dr. Mehta helps us find a balance in education. After all, are we here to stuff students with facts or to help raise good, critically thinking people?
The Many Ways People Learn
Kim Neal is the Founder and Executive Director of BELIEVE High School in Indianapolis, but all the titles in the world pale in comparison to the passion and commitment she has for her students. Continuing with Jal Mehta’s reminder that our children are human too, Kim begs us to make schools more human.
Communities & Families
In Season 2 Episode 3, Jonathan introduces us to Mr. Angelo Garcia, Fouder and Head of School for Segue Institute of Learning in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Much more than a building where learning occurs, Segue offers services and programs, actively pursuing relationships with their scholars and families. The culture of Segue is built on civic engagement and civic duty, leading scholars by example to get engaged, do the hard work, and be citizens of change.
BOE LIVE: The Big Game Special
With the Big Game around the corner, our Bored Members call for a replay of the NFL’s most recent fumble with Coach Brian Flores. Jonathan and Doc are joined by Keith Brooks, Randy Seriguchi, and Dennis Maurice Dumpson for a candid conversation about the parallels between the ongoing issues of racism in the NFL and the field of education.
Teaching to Student Potential
On this episode of the Bored of Ed, we’re introduced to the CEO of 4.0 Schools, a national venture with a focus on “community-centered innovation, rooted in equity without limits”. Hassan’s role regularly brings him to rooms with philanthropists and funders who typically don’t look like him. As a Sudanese American, he brings layers of diversity from his background and experiences to his education and dedication to funding BIPOC innovators.
In season two, we’ve been provoked to make schools more human for learners but on this episode, Randy Seriguchi Jr. challenges us to recalibrate our angle. As we work toward more humanizing spaces for our children, we have to prioritize changes for our teachers too.