Recent incidents at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland revealed a culture of racism that students say permeates the halls. Educators believe a key to fighting that racism is in the lessons they teach in the classroom.
It’s on the ballot in many states — school voucher proposals. In conjunction with the Urban Institute in our series focusing on America’s cities, we examine the impact of the oldest voucher program in the country which started in Milwaukee Wisconsin some ten years ago.
- Glenda Johnson Milwaukee parent
- Emily Van Dunk Senior Researcher, Public Policy Forum
- Joe Williams former Education Reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1990-1999); currently Reporter, New York Daily News
- Jane Hannaway Director, Education Policy Center, The Urban Institute
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Last week, students at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland staged a walk-out during class in protest of what they call a culture of racism in their halls. Kojo explores what happened and how activism is playing out not just at colleges and in city streets- but in the halls of local high schools.
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