Title: A Search for Common Ground
Author(s): Frederick M. HessPedro A. Noguera
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 9780807765166 Pages: 192 Year: 2021

AEI’s Rick Hess and USC’s Pedro Noguera discuss anti-racism and Critical Race Theory in schools. As of the recording of this podcast, four state legislatures (Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Tennessee) had passed laws colloquially termed “Critical Race Theory bans,” and over a dozen other state legislatures had introduced similar bills. Rick and Pedro wade into these bans, conversing about what Critical Race Theory and anti-racism actually mean, recommendations for making schools safer and better for all kids, book banning, the complexity of identity, and more.

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