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On the November 17th edition of Your Call, is it time for a charter school moratorium?

Sarah Tan

In a fourth grade class at Buena Vista Horace Mann in the Mission district, the school’s ten-year-olds are learning Common Core math. They’re practicing multiplying double-digit numbers. But it’s not in the way you’d think, because they’re learning it entirely in Spanish. This year, California voters will be able to decide if programs like this can be started elsewhere, with the passage of Proposition 58.

Used under CC by Skokie Public Library / flickr

 

On the October 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the rising cost of child care.

On October 17, 2016, the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts hosted a forum for candidates for San Francisco’s Board of Education, moderated by San Francisco Chronicle education reporter Jill Tucker.  

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San Francisco voters have a few more education-related ballot measures to consider. Others will help determine the fate of City College. The embattled school once served more students than any other community college in the country, but questions about how City College has been managed led to a massive drop in enrollment. 

Sarah Tan

 

About 10 families are gathered near San Francisco’s Civic Center on a Tuesday night in September, nervously waiting for a board of education meeting to start. They’re frustrated, because many didn’t have the chance to vote for the elected officials they’ve come to see.

photo by J. Astra Brinkmann

High up on a hill in San Francisco's Hunters Point neighborhood is a tiny two bedroom apartment. From the outside it looks like any other apartment on the block.  But as you approach, the sound of laughing, yelling, stomping, squealing and music can be heard spilling out of the door and window.  

On the September 26th edition of Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Dr. Monique Morris, author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.

Your Call: Rad women worldwide

Sep 22, 2016

On the September 22nd edition of Your Call, we’re discussing Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History.

Photo courtesy of Alicia Reyes

 

The Alameda County Bookmobile tours the county with books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and most everything else you can find at your local library. 

Your Call: Confronting sexual harassment

Sep 5, 2016

  On the September 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss sexual harassment.

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

 

There’s a warehouse in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood stuffed with the severed legs of aging mannequins, screws of various sizes, and large pieces of real fur.

 

photographed by W. H. Jackson, 1870. / National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)

 

On the August 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the history of the national parks and Native Americans.

HolLynn D’Lil / from the “Patient No More” exhibit at the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability


On the August 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how the history and experiences of people with disabilities should be taught in California schools.

Chris Hambrick

 

Wednesday is orientation day for new students at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington D.C. For students from the Bay Area, they've traveled close to three thousand miles to be there.

 

San Francisco schools have a problem. With just over a week left before kids return to the classroom, the district doesn't have enough teachers to teach them.

RAY JOHNSTON

On the July 6th edition of Your Call, we revisit our conversation with Professor Andrés Reséndez. He joins us to discuss his new book, The Other Slavery, the Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Ninna Gaensler-Debs

Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School is the only non-charter public middle school in Bayview-Hunters Point. Sixty percent of the kids in the school’s inaugural sixth grade class live in the neighborhood. 

Ray Johnston

 

On the May 25th edition of Your Call, Professor Andrés Reséndez joins us to discuss his new book, The Other Slavery, the Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Hana Baba

This is a field trip.

East Bay school kids going to the California Academy of  Sciences - pretty typical, right? Wrong.

This is the weekend school of the Sudanese Association of Northern California, or SANC, where Sudanese kids come every Sunday to learn their parents’ mother tongue and immerse themselves in Sudanese poetry, folklore, music, and spirituality.  Even this bus ride from San Leandro to San Francisco is a cultural lesson in disguise.

Laura Flynn

 

On the April 27th of Your Call, we’ll discuss the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) faculty strike. 

"UF McCarty Desks Classroom" by Flickr user Christopher Sessums. Used under CC BY 2.0 / resized and cropped

 

The commercial sexual exploitation of children, or CSEC, can mean a lot of things including forced prostitution, pornography or the sex trafficking of minors.

 

On the April 21st edition of Your Call, Dr. Monique W. Morris joins us to discuss her new book “Pushout, the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.” 

City Visions:  Host Joseph Pace examines the tensions between free speech and University of California anti-discrimination policies.

Last month, the UC Regents approved a document condemning "anti-Semitic forms" of anti-Zionism.  Does a document like this effectively curb free speech, or is it a necessary check against discrimination?  What is happening on UC campuses to make the Regents feel this mostly symbolic gesture is necessary?

Producer: Wendy Holcombe

Guests:

Courtesy of Anya Manes

San Francisco educator Anya Manes used to teach sex ed in her high school biology class. Now, she teaches parents how to take up the discussion at home.

 

U.C. Berkeley is known for its world-class scientists, in disciplines like physics, chemistry or biology. 

On the February 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about teaching kids a more accurate, complex lesson on history of marginalized people.

As 2015 comes to a close, BackStory is winding back the clock to hear what some favporite moments from the show have to say about the year’s major news stories.

What does the 19th century populist movement tell us about the 2016 presidential campaign? And how does the 1897 battle over America’s first long-distance oil pipeline connect to the Keystone XL debate? 

Hear all about it on BackStory, Monday, December 28th at Noon.

Your Call: Who's in charge of America's schools?

Dec 22, 2015

 On the December 22nd edition of Your Call, veteran education journalist Dale Russakoff joins us to discuss her new book The Prize, Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? 

Angela Johnston

It’s the end of the week at Laurelwood Elementary, and the kids in Katy Howser’s kindergarten class are getting a quick lesson about bugs before they clean up and go home.

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