In episode 26, Dan and Michael talk with 2016 Washington state Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling about school equity and resources.
Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources
- You can find more about Nate’s work on his site: http://www.natebowling.com/
- Here’s the State of Washington release on Nate winning the 2016 Teacher of the Year award: http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/TOY/TOY2016.aspx WOo hOo!
- Learn more about Teachers United on their site: http://teachersunitedwa.org/
- Nate has written, and been written about, in several great articles. Here are three of them:
Award-winning teacher: ‘America really doesn’t care what happens to poor people and most black people. There, I said it.’ in the Washington Post (01.25.16)
A Teacher Travelogue: On What Travel Reminds Me on his site (08.26.16)
74 Interview: Nate Bowling, WA’s Teacher of the Year, on the Surprising Reaction to His ‘Conversation’ Essay by Matt Barnum on 74million.org (03.22.16)
- “The Problem We All Live With PART ONE” American Life episode on segregation in Normandy School District on the border of Ferguson, Missouri.
- “What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?” by Nicole Lewis from the Hechinger Report (10.03.16)
- Nikole Hannah-Jones reports on school segregation. Here’s her website: http://nikolehannahjones.com/. Here are three articles by her:
- “Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City:How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system” (2016, June 9)
- “The Continuing Reality of Segregated Schools” (2015, July 31)
- “School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson” (2014, December 19)
- EdBuild is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing common sense and fairness to the way states fund schools: http://www.edbuild.org/
Nate Bowling currently teaches AP Government and Human Geography at Lincoln High in the Tacoma School District in Washington state. You can contact him on Twitter at @Nate_Bowling.