Monthly Archives: July 2019

Recap- State of Education -SMSL203



Kyler and Jessica wrap-up their discussion on the state of education.  They debate the struggle public education has with funding and privatization.  The two educator’s they spoke to came from very different schools, but it seems the obstacles in front of them were all too similar.


Teachers in LA go on Strike- SMSL202



Jessica meets up with Aurora Mireles, an elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles.  She reflects on that rainy week in January when over 30,000 LAUSD teachers went on strike.  Ms. Mireles explains the bigger systemic problems hurting public education beyond teacher’s salaries: segregation, poverty, safety and lack of funding for fundamental services.


Teaching in Rural America -SMSL201



We are back with Season 2!  This series of episodes will look into some of the topics that the Democratic Primary candidates have brought up while stumping around the country.  First up, education and teacher pay.

Kyler discusses the state of education with the Principal Ronna Cochran of Sargent High School north of Monte Vista, Colorado.  Ms. Cochran shares her experience teaching in a small school system for more than 20 years.  Although she acknowledges their resources are limited, she works hard to provide new ways to enhance her students’ school experience.