Exploring the Impact of Race on Public Education

December 06, 1996


Opening a conversation about racism in education, Christine Gutierrez discusses how she dealt with the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict in her classroom. Gym focuses on the racism prevalent in school administrations and how this blocks activism and reform. Goodman plays a bit of a speech from a recent conference, opening up a discussion among the three guests about the importance of confronting racist speech in the classroom. Beverly Daniel Tatum discusses current research on stereotype vulnerability and how it affects student testing outcomes.

Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): racism, education,
public schools.

Guest Names:

Christine Gutierrez, Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles and Helen Gym elementary school teacher in Philadelphia and co-president of Asian Americans United

Beverly Daniel Tatum, professor of education at Mount Holyoke College.