Suddenly education is THE hot topic. But where there’s heat, light doesn’t necessarily follow. Jennifer and Jack discuss what’s missing from the coverage of the backlash against Critical Race Theory, as well as some stories that should be getting more attention, including the Biden Administration’s missing education policy and the collapse of Obama-era education reform.
Community colleges get a bad rap. But recent graduates of Maryland’s Frederick Community College say that stigma is undeserved. These new and soon-to-be-teachers make a powerful case for learning – and teaching – close to home. Warning: this episode may upend preexisting notions about the relationship between education and place, not to mention how we define “smart.” Episode transcript is here. Special guests: Professor Sarah Bigham, Frederick Community College and an all-star cast of FCC grads.