Building the Black Educator Pipeline

The Politics of Building a Black Educator Pipeline

Episode Summary

Author and professor Dr. Elizabeth Todd-Breland helps us understand the tie between politics and education.

Episode Notes

We are joined today by Dr. Elizabeth Todd-Breland, author of A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s, and Associate Professor of History in Black Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago! We talk about the politics of education and building the Black educator pipeline.

Dr. Todd-Breland tells us all about her educational journey and helps break down the ties between politics and the education field. The conversation touches on educational inequities and how a child's zip code is tied to their quality of education.

Host Shayna Terrell of the Center for Black Educator Development and Dr. Todd-Breland discuss the role of Black leadership in education reform and whether Black liberation can be a priority in a reform movement. 

Finally, the discussion focuses on Women's History Month and the role of higher ed in developing K-12 schools.