Episode 108: Getting Schooled

Episode 108: Getting Schooled Stories of the education system struggling, and sometimes failing, to adjust. First, a look at how some high schools are responding to the increasing presence of gangs, and how their policies are often backfiring. Second, we assess the progress of schools in fulfilling their educational mission while facing increasing numbers of minority students. And third, English lecturer Adam Johnson tells a true story involving a bloody murder, police detectives, and a fiction writing class.

Host: Micah Cratty
Producers: Bonnie Swift, Elizabeth Bradfield, Tom Freeland, Christina Ho, Danielle Spoor, and Lily Kornbluth
Featured: Micah Cratty, Molly Roberts, Britton Caillouette, Richard Norte, Adam Johnson, Lee Konstantinou
Music: Supergreen JellyBean, Zach Katagiri, Taylor Murchison, Kissing Johnny

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Story 1: From the Schools to the Street

A look at how some schools are responding to the increasing presence of gangs, and how school policies are often backfiring.

Producer: Molly Roberts

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Story 2: A Closed Gate

We assess the progress of schools in fulfilling their educational mission while facing increasing numbers of minority students.

Producers: Britton Callouette and Richard Norte

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Story 3: Killer Fiction in Texas

A true story involving a bloody murder, a Texas student, and a fiction writing class.

Producer: Lee Konstantinou
Featuring: Adam Johnson

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story 1 image via flickr | story 2 image via flickr | story 3 image via wikipedia