Gender Jawn S2 E4: Learning in Public with Courtney Martin

The book takes a critical look at the state of our segregated school system through the lens of one White family’s journey through their local public school. Courtney discusses the particularities of White motherhood and school choice, her own lived attempts at moving beyond the nuclear family model and, ultimately, what it means to take seriously the idea that having the “best” for our children means having the best for all children.

Check out Courtney’s book Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from my Daughter’s School. You can read reviews of the book from Kirkus Review and the Washington Post, and listen to her talk more about Learning in Public on the podcasts Call Your GirlfriendIntegrated Schools, and the New Yorker

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Original Music by David Chavannes