Jonetta Rose Barras on July 11 Education Town Hall

We are privileged to have as our guest in studio for the July 11 Education Town Hall Washington, DC, journalist and political analyst Jonetta Rose Barras. She will engage with Thomas Byrd, the show’s creator and host, on a wide-ranging discussion of the state of DC’s public schools. Listen at 11 a.m. EASTERN on Thursday, July 11, via TuneIn or by visiting We Act Radio and clicking on arrow at upper left (NOTE: Not all “listen” buttons are working at present). 

Jonetta Rose Barras is a New Orleans native and long-time DC resident whose acclaimed work has included investigative journalism, political commentary, three books exploring African American families and leadership, radio shows, and a column for the local news source, The DC Line. A trenchant observer of DC public education for decades, Barras has recently written about persistent underfunding of DC schools in the poorest wards of the city and DC charter school leaders ignoring the law. She also has a blog, The Barras Report, in which she explores topics of concern to DC residents.

Jonetta Rose Barras, photo from her website

The Education Town Hall with Thomas Byrd
broadcasts from Historic Anacostia
in Washington, DC, on We Act Radio,
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
New programming 2nd and 4th Thursdays, alternating with classic shows.
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

After years of weekly broadcasts, the program now focuses one show each month on local issues and one on “the BUS,” organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.

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