This week, Sarah and Stephanie continue their series on racism and public education as they discuss aspects of the New Deal that legislated racist housing discrimination which had detrimental effects on public school funding. The redlining of neighborhoods led to white flight and maintained racially segregated neighborhoods and schools. The aftermath of these policies is being felt to this day within communities and their schools. Issues with school funding formulas and the lack of IDEA funding are also discussed.
Relevant resources include:
Covert, B. (2014, August 14). The Racist Housing Policies That Helped Fuel the Anger in Ferguson. Retrieved from ThinkProgress: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/08/14/3471237/ferguson-housing-segregation/
Gross, T. (Host). (2015, May 14). Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos [Radio broadcast episode]. https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=406699264
Kantor, H., & Lowe, R. (2006). From New Deal to No Deal: No Child Left Behind and the Devolution of Responsibility for Equal Opportunity. Harvard Educational Review, 474-502.
Madrigal, A.C. (2014, May 22). The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood. Retrieved from The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/05/the-racist-housing-policy-that-made-your-neighborhood/371439/
Episode 2 of The Angry Educators Podcast includes discussion about racial over-representation in special education, factors contributing to the over-representation, and potential approaches to addressing this civil rights issue.
Turn the volume all the way up after the intro- the audio is a bit quieter than we expected. It will be better next episode!
Welcome to the first episode of The Angry Educators Podcast. This week, we introduce ourselves, explain our reasons for starting this podcast, and have a discussion about various issues that are impacting public education.