In this episode we chat about the STARZ docuseries “America to Me” which examines racial, economic and class issues at Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois. We talk to LeeAndra Khan and Tracy Dell’Angela about how racial inequity still plagues schools across the country, even in highly integrated communities.
LeeAndra Khan is CEO of Civitas Education Partners. Previously she served as a middle school principal in Oak Park, Illinois, and formerly spent 10 years in three Chicago high schools as a principal, assistant principal and math teacher.
Tracy Dell’Angela is a writer, executive director of Oak Park Education Foundation and a mom passionate about education improvements. Tracy is the mother of an Oak Park River Forest High School graduate and resides with her husband in Oak Park, Illinois.
- Why people need to watch “America to Me”
- Tracy’s kids’ experience with Oak Park public schools
- How racial inequity persists even in very integrated communities
- How we can start having productive conversations about racial inequity in public schools
- On Leeandra’s experience as a principal of color in Oak Park
- The problem with tracking based on academic ability
- Is integration still worth it?
- Read LeeAndra’s interview with “America to Me” director Steve James
- Read more from LeeAndra Khan
- Civitas Education Partners
- Read more from Tracy Dell’Angela
- Oak Park Education Foundation