Education is Activism
Discussions on the new juvenile detention center, and the state of Balitmore students. Once hailed "The City that Reads", only 15% of Baltimore CIty Public School students are reading on, or above grade level.
Through the lens of education and activism, participants will discuss how the current educational climate of Baltimore City affects the long term incarceration rates of Baltimore youth. Discussions will include background on data and education, the school to prison pipeline, how youth programs are funded, and how capitalism effects the delegation of funds. Discussion participants will also learn things they can do, to promote education in their own neighborhoods, and learn how to connect with grassroot groups within schools. Led by Shannon McFadden, former special educator and educational advocate. Literary resources from the Journal of Black Psychology and Education and Capitalism.