FULL EPISODE 2 - RACE, CULTURE, AND AMERICAN SCHOOLING
In the second full episode of All of the Above we explore recent developments in American schooling from the diversifying student population to the shortage of teachers and more. The episode begins with a look at recent headlines in education, including the recent pressure placed on Apple to address the negative impact of children’s’ addictions to iPhones. Jeffrey then presents his case that the scarce amount of time that teachers are allotted to collaborate and refine their practice represents a crisis that keeps us behind education systems worldwide. Afterwards, we bring on a celebrated Ethnic Studies teacher and an award-winning university professor of Black Studies and History to discuss the dynamics of race and culture in the modern American classroom. Dr. Rustin closes out the episode with a message to teachers who oppose the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Below are links to some of the items mentioned and discussed in episode two:
After taping the seminar discussion for episode two of All of the Above, Jeffrey sat down with Roxana Dueñas to learn more about her work as an Ethnic Studies teacher. Roxana is a history teacher at the Math, Science and Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles-the same community where she grew up.
Episode 2 Extra: One-on-One with Dr. Terence Keel
After taping the seminar discussion for episode two of All of the Above, Manuel sat down with Dr. Terence Keel to learn more about his research and his new book, Divine Variations. Dr. Keel is an Associate Professor of History and Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Episode 2 Highlights
SHOW & TELL - EP. 2
The “Show and Tell” segment of All of the Above serves as a space for viewers to submit a topic of concern that they want to see discussed on the show. For this second “Show and Tell,” Jeffrey Garrett shares his concerns regarding the limited amount of time that we allot to teachers to reflect on their practice, collaborate, and hone their craft on a daily basis.
SEMINAR DISCUSSION - EP. 2
The “Seminar” segment of each All of the Above episode brings special guests onto the set for a roundtable discussion of important issues facing our schools today. This week we are joined by Roxana Dueñas and Dr. Terence Keel for a discussion about race, culture, and American schooling. Roxana Dueñas is a stellar teacher who helped pioneer Ethnic Studies courses at her school site. Dr. Keel is an award-winning professor of Black Studies and History whose new book, Divine Variations, explores the intersections of race, science, and Christianity.
ASSESSMENT - EP. 2
The “Assessment” segment of All of the Above takes a reflective look at the ongoing promise and challenge of education today. This week, Dr. Rustin discusses a recent report showing that more than a quarter of the nations’ educators don’t support DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Dr. Rustin asks whether these educators are fulfilling their duty to support all students.