reviewed: Nice White Parents
America can and should have the best public schools in the world. Instead they are underfunded and poorly organized. The rich are abandoning them for private schools while the rest waste away in a dysfunctional daycare for teens. This is a political and public policy problem, not a cultural one. The blame belongs with the government at the local, state, and (yes) federal levels. But instead of demanding better, this podcast takes a racialized look at the frustrated parents whose children are the victims of this failing system, as if a little more racial consciousness raising would fix the problem. Pure foolishness. We can and should demand more of our public schools—not just literacy but real academic preparation, especially in STEM. This podcast pits worker against worker and let’s the failing institution off the hook—it’s anger porn for masochistic whites who think listening to people sneer about “white people” all day makes them culturally superior. Regardless of race, our kids deserve a world-class education, yet Ms. Walt prefers to promote the racist trope that racial equity and high educational achievement are somehow incompatible. Harmful.
Reviewed on Apple Podcasts