Gray’s Catch Up and the Experience Gap

Erica Harper of "Live It Learn It" with Thomas Byrd preparing for the Education Town Hall
Erica Harper of “Live It Learn It” with Thomas Byrd preparing for the Education Town Hall

The June 27 edition of The Education Town Hall

Live It Learn It

Erica Harper, program director of Live It Learn It, discusses how founder, Matthew Wheelock, developed his perspectives on “the experience gap” and ways to address it.

“Live It Learn It exists because learning should be fun and it no longer is fun for our students,” Harper told host Thomas Byrd. “But we also we want students to be good citizens, we want them care about the place they live, take ownership of their lives and their learning.”


Jounalist Jonetta Rose Barras speaks about her recent piece, “GRAY’S EDUCATION CATCH UP.” Barras reported on Dc Mayor Vincent Gray’s recent education announcement (last week) and the DC Council’s budget hearings (this week).

Has Council Member David Catania (Ed Committee) been responsive to parents and other community members in his introduction of sweeping reform legislation? Is he stepping in to fill a void, because DC Mayor Vincent Gray has stepped away — until just last week — from leadership?

Full discussion on this week’s Education Town Hall.

Notes from the “Misinformed, fringes” and other Education Town Hall News.

The Education Town Hall is broadcast Thursdays at 11 a.m. (Eastern) on We Act Radio.

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In the DC Metro Area: WPWC 1480 AM

Full recordings are archived for later discussion and sharing.

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