The Education Town Hall offers the latest on the controversy at Howard University Middle School for Mathematics and Science — known as “(MS)2 [MS-squared]” — and a discussion of underlying issues.
Guests: Akosua Ali, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, which gives particular focus to supporting STEM education for minority students and is investigating treatment of teachers and of students in this case; and Shannon Settle, member of MS2 Parents in Action group.
Conversation focused on communication and curriculum issues at MS2, school reaction to student protestors, and the silence of Howard University itself on the months-long complaints of Parents in Action. See also feature report (audio below; article here).
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More on Howard University Middle School and #MS2protest
Al Jazeera: Middle School Students Protest
Washington Post: NAACP Investigates
WAMU Lots of Confusion
WJLA (ABC): Students Walk Out