This episode looks at the preschool to prison pipeline, asking how implicit racial bias among school teachers results in increased suspensions and expulsions among students of color. How might the development of cultural competence disrupt such implicit and explicit bias? We are joined by Brett Solomon, Associate Professor in the Child Studies Program at Santa Clara University where she also serves as Interim Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Bannan Faculty Fellow in the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. Her current research focuses on the school to prison pipeline and she directs SCU’s Future Teachers Project, a program for students of color who want to teach in urban and underserved communities.
February 14, 2017