Kojo looks back on the local impact of Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and civil rights activist who adopted Washington as his home town.
Montgomery County Public Schools has long invested in “cultural competency” training, which encourages educators to take students’ cultural backgrounds into account in the classroom. While some in the community think focusing on the county’s diversity aids learning, others question the need for highlighting student differences. We discuss the role of race and culture in education, and what approach makes sense for our current political climate.
- Mike Gonzalez Senior Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; @Gundisalvus
- Troy Boddy Director of Equity Initiatives Unit, Montgomery County Public Schools, @mcpsequityteam
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