Reflection: Diversity + Culture in Education [VIDEO]

Good afternoon all!

Today I’m here to talk about a podcast called This American Life. I recently listened to Episode 562: Parts One + Two: The Problem We All Live With (click here to access the transcript).

Here’s a little synopsis of the episode, provided by the creator:

Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there’s one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program.

Seems interesting, right?

I listened to this podcast as instructed by my TEL 111 course, and found it absolutely fascinating, in a horrifying kind of way. So, what did I do in response?

I made a video. 

Watch it below:

Click here for a transcript. 

By the way, a correction- around 8:24 I mention that 1/2 of black students are not attending an accredited district.
What I MEANT to say is:
1/2 of black (K-12) students (in Missouri) are not attending an accredited district.
Please forgive me, I am a poor editor. 

What are your thoughts on my video? On the original podcast? 


Megan is a writer, poet and visual artist. She lives with her cat son Felix in South Texas and enjoys tea, fuzzy blankets, most foods, and reading. Here, you can find bits and pieces of what she’s working on.

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