This is a special episode because I am talking to one of my childhood besties, Betsy Boggs! Betsy just completed her Master’s degree in Education, Culture, and Society from the University of Pennsylvania. She is pursuing doctoral study . in order to continue research on rural spaces and education reform.
On this episode, Betsy and I discuss:
- the importance of including rural spaces in academic research & conversation
- how rural education is not fully included in academic conversation and why this is so problematic
- our shared childhood growing up in rural South Carolina, and Betsy’s experience working for a housing non-profit in rural Alabama
- the deep entrenchment of systematic racism that Betsy found in rural Alabama school districts
- race, space, and place and how they interact and co-construct
- how to help & participate in reform while avoiding the ‘white savior complex’
- what we can do to show appreciation for our teachers
- #SCforED , and the education reform march that took place in South Carolina’s capital on May 1st
Learn more about the #SCforED march to the State House: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article229863299.html
Teacher Appreciation: https://www.weareteachers.com/what-teachers-really-want/
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