Voices4Ed | A Different Conversation About Public Education

  • Podcast of my dreams!
    November 3, 2017 by Swag momma from United States

    Great job, Ikhlas and Lane. Excellent topics and extremely well-executed!

  • Excited to hear the next one!
    October 26, 2017 by Alma Vivian from United States

    I’m a mom and organizer AND so excited for more!!!

  • Love it!
    October 26, 2017 by Good School Hunting from United States

    Love the mix of substance, knowledge, humor, and and a concerted focus on what's best for kids.

  • Heck of a start
    October 26, 2017 by res8323 from United States

    What an excellent start to a vital conversation!

  • An ed talk you'll want to join
    October 23, 2017 by DenverRise from United States

    So nice to listen to everyday people talking about everyday things happening in our public schools. Whether you're a parent, a teacher or a student, not only can you relate to the hosts, you wanna add your two cents right along with them!

  • Been waiting for something like this
    October 23, 2017 by gordonwrightmusic from United States

    I care a lot about education and schools but feel like the other podcasts on this topic are either for policy wonks or classroom teachers, and nothing in between. These hosts really bring everyone in on what matters for public schools, they're really easy for anyone to relate to. Looking forward to seeing who else they interview.

  • So excited for more!
    October 16, 2017 by ValeVale6288 from United States

    This episode is a great kickoff to what will surely be an amazing podcast. So excited for the thoughtful conversations Ikhlas and Lane are going to bring their listeners!

Hosted by Ikhlas Saleem and Lane Wright

Voices4Ed is an Education Post podcast where we bring in voices of students, parents, and teachers to talk about what’s really happening in our public schools. It’s a different conversation about public education.

Posted June 11, 2020
How Oakland Is Tackling the Reading Crisis on Voices4ED

Episode 41: How Oakland Is Tackling the Reading Crisis (ft. Lakisha Young, Dirk Tillotson, and Kareem Weaver)

In this episode, you’ll hear from Oakland activists Lakisha Young, Dirk Tillotson, and Kareem Weaver about the Literacy for All campaign, which is described as…

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Posted May 26, 2020
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Episode 40: Demanding a Family-Centered Response to Coronavirus (ft. Parent Activists Anise and Yolanda)

In this episode, you’ll hear from Anise Walker and Yolanda Corbett about the state of education in Washington D.C. during COVID-19 and the challenges that…

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Posted Apr. 29, 2020

Episode 39: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Families (ft. Lorena Lopera)

In this episode, you’ll hear from Lorena Lopera about why Latino communities are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 and about the steps that need…

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Posted Apr. 20, 2020

Episode 38: Leadership During a Crisis (ft. Jeb Bush)

Lane and Chris Stewart talk to Jeb Bush about how the COVID-19 pandemic will permanently change education and politics in the United States. You’ll learn…

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Posted Apr. 13, 2020

Episode 37: Unexpected Homeschool Mom (ft. Kerline Wright)

In this episode, you’ll hear from Lane’s wife, Kerline, about what it has been like to suddenly be a homeschool teacher because of COVID-19. You’ll…

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Posted Apr. 6, 2020

Episode 36: Getting Free Internet to Families Who Need It Most (ft. Dirk Tillotson)

In this episode, we speak with activist Dirk Tillotson about how, due to a lack of internet access, low income students are being denied an…

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Posted Mar. 13, 2020

Episode 35: Talk Less (ft. Howard Fuller)

Dr. Howard Fuller is a civil rights icon, education reform advocate, and an academic. He is the former superintendant of Milwaulkee Public Schools and a…

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Posted Jan. 20, 2020

Episode 34: The Secret Shame of Progressive Cities (ft. Chris Stewart)

In this episode, Lane and Ikhlas sit down with Chris Stewart and Tanesha Peeples to discuss the new brightbeam report: The Secret Shame: How America’s…

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Posted Oct. 2, 2019

Episode 33: No Country For Black Men (feat. Dr. Kimberly Underwood & Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.)

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Kimberly Underwood and Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about the lack of black male educators in American classrooms. You’ll…

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Posted Sep. 10, 2019

Episode 32: The Strength To Let Kids Struggle (feat. Dr. Sonja Santelises)

In this episode, we talk to Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises about the phenomenon she calls “educational redlining”. Sonja explains how differences in…

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We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also…

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An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

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During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

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