The Integrated Schools Podcast
By Courtney Mykytyn, Andrew Lefkowits
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Hard conversations about race, parenting, segregation, and inequities in our schools.
||CleanEp 9 - The Only One (Part 2): SMOG||Part 2 looks at the experience of being the "Only One" from the perspective of adults who were "Only Ones" - one white, and one black. We discuss how race makes that experience different, and how that experience is ever present, even in adulthood.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8 - The Only One (Part 1): SMOG||The fear of your kid being the "only one" often pushes white families away from global majority schools. We'll talk about it in two parts - parents of kids who are the only one, and adults who were the only one. In Part 1, we're joined by Lauren from||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 7 - Vicky and The Saviors||Good intentions don’t always feel so good, and privilege can show up in unexpected places.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - An Update on Integrated Schools||An update on all of the work happening at Integrated Schools||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6 - The Hidden Gem||We're joined by Anna from LA (you may remember her from Ep 1) to discuss the narrative around global majority schools that are "hidden gems" and the problems that mindset can lead to.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 5 - Interview with a Skeptic||Education advocate and outspoken critic of current integration efforts, Chris Stewart joins us to discuss how this work so often goes wrong.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4 - Sacrificing on the Altar of Social Justice: SMOG||One of the reasons people often give for NOT choosing a global majority school is that they don't want to sacrifice their kids on the altar of social justice. We dig into this idea with Denise from Santa Fe.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3 - Hagerman and the White Kids||Professor and author, Dr. Margaret Hagerman, discusses her new book - White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2 - The Bordon Family||The Bordon family from Minneapolis shares their experience sending their daughters to integrating schools.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1 - Intro to The Integrated Schools Podcast||Welcome to the Integrated Schools Podcast - Conversations about race, privilege, education, parenting and schools. This introduction gives an overview of Integrated Schools and what you can expect from this podcast.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and fun!
This is a great podcast! The hosts are fun to listen to. This is a tough topic, but they address it from a place of knowledge without sounding judgementa. Great for any parent or anyone interested in education and fairness.
These conversations around race, school choice and privilege, and the intersections of those things, are really well done. The fears White and privileged parents have, and assumptions they make, are carefully examined with open-mindedness, honesty and humor. Our family’s own similar school choice and experience is reflected in these conversations.
Heavy stuff; very thoughtful
These aren’t easy or simple issues but the two cohosts take them on with aplomb. Great podcast!