A group of educators in North Carolina are appealing a ruling that rejected their application for an Indigenous-focused charter school. Members of the Charter Schools Advisory Board took issue with the term “red pedagogy” coined by academic Dr. Sandy Grande (Quechua). Red pedagogy is an educational theory that focuses on Native thought. One board member expressed concerns it would be “divisive instead of bringing unity.” We’ll learn more about ‘red pedagogy’ and talk with the educators working to start the charter school.
Dr. Sandy Grande (Quechua) – professor of education and director for critical study of race and ethnicity at Connecticut College
Dr. Brenda Dial Deese (Lumbee) – vice-chair for the board of Old Main STREAM Academy
Break 1 music: Witchi Tai To (song) Joy Harjo (artist) Winding Through the Milky Way (album)
Break 2 music: Leadership Song (Naaí’áanii Biyiin) (song) Radmilla Cody (artist) K’é Hasin (album)