In the third part of our special series on education, Degrees of Separation, we examine how inequality is at work in the high-stakes world of high school, from who we discipline, to the way we sort students.
This is part three of a six-part series. To view all episodes in the series, click here.
With: Brian Daugherity (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Brian Daugherity describes how white resistance to integration produced new forms of segregation.
With: Derek Black (University of South Carolina)
Derek Black has brought legal action against school districts who use ability grouping to segregate students.
With: Jo Boaler (Stanford University)
Jo Boaler says if there’s one place we shouldn’t group students, it’s in the math classroom. Her techniques show massive benefits when students of different strengths share a common classroom.
With: Jason Okonofua (University of California-Berkeley)
Black students are disciplined more often and with greater consequences than their white peers. Jason Okonofua is working to improve teacher empathy and dramatically cut suspension rates.
With: Sarah Melton (With Good Reason)
The Holistic Life Foundation in Baltimore uses mindfulness training for students and teachers to reduce conflict in classrooms.