Season 2, Ep. 2: The Nature of The Threat Series On Education : Money, Money Money, Money!

We continue our conversation on the importance of public education for our communities – a topic that is critical to our survival and incredibly political.

Our guest is Dr. Pedro Noguera who drops heavy jewels about the importance of investing in public education, holding elected officials and other leaders accountable for investing in education, the meaning of equity, and why the LA teachers strike has the right aim but the wrong target.


Dr. Perdro Noguera is the Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools

Pedro Noguera is a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.

He is the author of twelve books and he has published over 200 articles and monographs.

We recommend you check out these titles:

  1. Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap

2. Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student


Public education is incredibly important for our communities – it’s also incredibly controversial. We kick off our next series to dissect the history of public education and the fight for education justice.

The series, entitled “Nature of The Threat”, will explore various issues impacting the quality of education that children are receiving – the quality that is inconsistent, inequitable, and outright unjust in some neighborhoods. We will discuss school reform efforts, school funding, teacher quality, teacher strike, charters, and that delicious coffee cake they used to serve in the school cafeteria.

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