As the world and businesses reopens there’s always going to be that elephant in the room, where someone wonders if someone near is infected with Covid. However, like many issues that impact us, there has been a major racialized impact that COVID-19 has on black and brown communities in the United States. With a surge in new infections, the pandemic is now likely to keep many students out of the classroom until late 2021. Moreover, this episode Tamika and Mysonne had a couple of experts that break down how you can help your children stay on top of education during the pandemic.
Director of Brooklyn South Field Support Center Dr. Mauricière DeGovia joins the show to discuss the importance of getting our children back in the school building. She also explains how New York's school systems are overcoming the challenges of ensuring parents feel comfortable sending their children back to school, maintaining a safe environment and defining a new normal for students.
Our hosts also speaks with an amazing change maker and revolutionary educator Principal Amen Rahh. Founder of one of the most sort out high schools in South Central Los Angeles, University Pathways Public Service Academy. Principal Rahh offers the inner city youth of the Watts and Compton neighborhoods an opportunity for a brighter future. He speaks on the importance on equipping students with the tools and resources needed for successful futures. With a 100 percent graduation rate Principal Rahh is determined to not let any children full behind academically during this pandemic.
Lastly, Tamika and Mysonne have a conversation with AbdulSaleem Hasan, Ed.S., Superintendent of Schools for the East Orange, New Jersey, School District. Superintendent Hasan sheds light on inequalities in the reopening process for school districts that serve black and brown communities. Watch Tamika and Mysonne discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of Street Politicians, the place where the streets and politics meet!