Episode 34: The Secret Shame of Progressive Cities (ft. Chris Stewart)

Jan 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

In this episode, Lane and Ikhlas sit down with Chris Stewart and Tanesha Peeples to discuss the new brightbeam report: The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity For All. You'll learn why we need to call out progressives about education inequity, how to hold local politicians accountable for education inequity issues, and what regular people can do to make a difference in their city. [spp-player url=http://traffic.libsyn.com/voices4ed/34_-_Education_Post_-_Progressive_Cities.mp3] [spp-tweet tweet="“It’s not about doing great things, it’s about having great outcomes. And if your outcomes aren’t great, everything else is wrong.” – Chris Stewart"]

Episode Details:

  • Why call out progressives about education inequity?
  • How the report makes Chris feel as a parent
  • How to hold local politicians accountable for education inequity problems
  • The possible impacts of the report
  • How to get the political class to treat opportunity gaps with urgency
  • What regular people can do to make a difference in their city

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[spp-tweet tweet="“If you’re going to be good citizens, get involved with the political process and put your political people on the hook for actually being leaders. No one gets to stay on the fence with this one.” – Chris Stewart"]


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