Reading, Writing and Race: Tackling the Achievement Gap in Boston and Beyond (Part Four)

In the last of a four-part series on the achievement gap and race, Bob Oakes talks to a teacher who has been at the forefront of bringing the problems of the achievement gap to the attention of the Boston Public School system. Steven Fernandes is a Physics teacher at the John D. O'Bryant School in Boston.

Oakes also speaks with Harvard sociologist John Diamond, whose research focuses on how race and ethnicity intersect with school practices.

Under discussion: The sensitivity of talking about race and achievement in the classroom and how well the Boston Public School system is doing in addressing the issue.

This program aired on November 17, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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