Episode 06 | Betsy Boggs on Rurality & Race in Education

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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