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When compared to their White counterparts, by most measures and with few exceptions, a significant portion of Black children in American schools are performing at dismal rates. Brian Favors, M.Ed., M.S.Ed & Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. meet with S. Khalilah Brann, former New York City teacher and equity coach with the NYU Metropolitan Research Center and David Easton, former New York City teacher and the current Director of Development at Youth FX to talk about dealing with issues of race and implicit bias in education.

Implicit Bias Against Students of Color in Schools & Developing Cultural Competency | BK Live BRIC TV
How Can We Break the Pattern of Segregation in NYC Schools? | #BHeard Town Hall

New York City has a school segregation problem. It’s more segregated today than it was 30 years ago. And it’s not only racial segregation, it’s also economic. The concentration of poverty in our schools creates a never-ending cycle that goes beyond the classroom. And as Brooklyn continues to gentrify, the school divide is only getting worse. The pressure is on for the city to help all of our students thrive, regardless of race or income. But there’s no easy solution. Should the city mandate school integration across the board? Should more money be spent improving our city’s failing schools? Or do we need to rethink the very mission of our school system? And finally, can leaders, educators and parents find common ground to make our city a model for the nation? We’ve seen the impact of segregation in schools, and now, this is our chance to change course. BRIC TV & WNYC host this vital conversation.

Moderator: Brian Vines, (Senior Correspondent, BRIC TV) Panelists: Josh Wallack, Deputy Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education Yasmeen Khan, Education Reporter at WNYC Nikole Hannah-Jones, Journalist at The New York Times Brad Lander, Council Member of Brooklyn’s 39th District Clarence Taylor, Historian at Baruch College Lurie Daniels Favors, General Counsel for Medgar Evers Center for Law & Social Justice Lazar Treschan, Director of Youth Policy at Community Service Society

"The New York City school year got off to a violent start with an increase in deadly weapons and the murder of a student in his school. Now some are calling for tighter security, but others are worried about criminalizing our children." LISA EVERS, Host and Executive Producer, Street Soldiers speaks with Brian Favors, M.Ed., M.S.Ed., Educator, Breaking the Cycle Consulting; Darrin Porcher, Ph.D.; Criminal Justice Professor and Former NYPD Lieutenant; Matthew Middle School Student Linette Townsley, NAACP Youth Advisor

Combating School Violence in New York City [Street Soldiers]

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