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Ron Brown HS teachers Schalette Gudger (left) and Shaka Green (right) star in this week’s episode of Raising Kings. Image via EdWeek.
If you thought last week’s episode of Raising Kings was good, I’m here to tell you that this week’s was better. If only they made it easier to share tidbits around. (A transcript, GIFs, and/or audiograms would help, right?)
I’m hot and cold about the two-host format, featuring reporters Cory Turner (NPR) and Kavitha Cardoza (EdWeek) along with Code Switch hosts Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji. Sometimes it’s too RadioLab for me. Other times it’s a nice break/change of tone when they alternate.
One of the big moments for me from the NPR/EdWeek/Code Switch collaboration was when math teacher Shaka Green talked about how present-focused the kids are, when they really need to be future-focused:
“It’s the lethargy, it’s the dragging. And I’m like ‘Come on, we gotta go.’ You should be moving faster. We should be moving faster.”
That passive-aggressive slow-walking thing that kids do is familiar to anyone who’s been in a school, but I’ve never heard it described.What was your favorite moment from Episode 2?