Jackie Goldberg on the Future of Education in America
From the Quarantine Tapes Podcast with Paul Holdengraber
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
What does the future of education look like? Today on episode 67 of The Quarantine Tapes, Jackie Goldberg, whose commitment to public education in California has spanned over four decades, discusses the importance of accountability when implementing policy, her thoughts on the current social justice movement, and how the momentum of this moment might affect change.
From the interview:
Jackie Goldberg: We felt that all children learned better when they were learning that there were many different kinds of people in the world and you get to go to school with lots of them. We were integrationists.
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From a student leader in the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley to teaching for 16 years in Compton, through her leadership on the LAUSD School Board, LA City Council, and CA State Assembly, Jackie Goldberg has been a champion of quality public education and issues affecting working families. She is a progressive voice that has led the way on landmark policies, working with others to shape our City and improve the quality of life for Angelenos. Jackie lives with her spouse, writer/educator Sharon Stricker in Echo Park, where they have lived for almost 40 years. They are parents of an LAUSD graduate and grandparents of District elementary school students.