Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
Improving the Odds for African-American Boys in OaklandDownload audio (MP3)
Oakland schools have taken up some controversial methods to address the plight of African- American male students. There is a new charter school specifically for black youth, and a department at the Oakland Unified School District focusing solely on helping African-American males. We talk with those involved in Oakland's attempts to improve the outcomes for black males and a San Francisco Chronicle reporter who has spent a year documenting Oakland's efforts.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Christopher Chatmon, executive director of African American Male Achievement at Oakland Unified School District
- Jahi, hip hop artist and educator, who teaches and mentors students through the African American Male Achievement (AAMA) program
- Jill Tucker, education writer at the San Francisco Chronicle
- Thomas Logwood, Castlemont High in Oakland graduate