Kids and Race podcast, episode 102: "Bad" Schools, Standardized Testing, and Segregation

The Kids and Race blog editor, Katy Strange, is in studio. Katy and Jasen discuss a wide range of topics from school segregation to whose kids are stinkier!


(8:25) Nikole Hannah-Jones' article about how segregation is INCREASING

(11:40) Jasen and Katy discuss the difficulties with bussing

(18:56) the problems with standardized tests, John Oliver clip discusses standardized testing, also "Stamped from the Beginning" by Ibram X. Kendi

(24:53) how parents choose schools

(25:30) how segregation negatively affects all kids

(26:37) differences in parenting styles between white parents and parents of color "Unequal Childhood" by Annette Lareau 

(33:20) why parents ought to let their kids experience discomfort/adversity

(42:00) Jasen's experience with race-based bullying 

(45:15) is choosing a segregated school about academic achievement or our own discomfort?

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To read Katy's original blog post, click here. For more information, you can check out her series for Medium "The Good Schools Project"

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