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The Parent Scoop - bringing research and knowledge to parents, from parents.

Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Ed.D., education professor and mom of two. 

The Parent Scoop is produced by Marko Kucher (Ameena's husband and partner). The podcast's theme music - Jazz Baba - features their teenage son, Josef Kucher, on guitar. The artwork for the podcast was created by their daughter, Laila Kucher, in collaboration with her dad.

Jun 23, 2021

What do we mean by equity in education and how might we go about achieving it?

Our parent guest today is Erica Turner, PhD, a mom of three who is an associate professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In this week's episode, we explore the Equity in Public Schooling Guide that Erica and collegues developed at the onset of the pandemic to understand issues standing in the way of achieving equitable public schooling for all. 

*Episode Notes*

  • Equity vs Equality
  • Public schools: Middle class flight and opportunity hoarding
  • Anti-Blackness in schools
  • Coded language 
  • Color evasive managerialsm in schoools and deepening inequity 
  • Consequences and possibilities of more voices at the table

Follow Erica on twitter: @EricaOTurner1