The great promise of public education is equality: an excellent education for every child. And yet, there’s a sense that America is falling short of that promise.

Over the next six months, With Good Reason will explore how the classroom reinforces inequality, from the school-to-prison pipeline to standardized testing, and how public schools—with the right support—might fulfill the promise of an equal education.

Degrees of Separation: Origins

This is part one of a six-part series. To view all episodes in the series, click here.

March 24, 2017

Degrees of Separation: Primary

We ask a lot of primary schools: to teach kids about themselves and their communities, to prepare them to read and write, and to instill the right values in our …

April 21, 2017

Degrees of Separation: Secondary

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 …

May 26, 2017

Degrees of Separation: Higher Ed

This is part four of a six-part series. To view all episodes in the series, click here.

June 23, 2017

Degrees of Separation: Teachers

From mandatory testing to terrible pay, teachers face formidable obstacles to doing their job and doing it well. In the next from our special series on inequality and education, we …

July 28, 2017

Degrees of Separation: School Systems

In the final episode of our special series on education and inequality, we dive deep into the debate over charters, examine new ways school districts are tackling integration, and explore …

August 25, 2017