This week, in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, we focus on the training of police officers in California. Many go through programs offered by the state’s community colleges, and Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley says it’s important to take a hard look at whether the courses address cultural differences and racial biases — and for the community college system to use its leverage for changes.
We also speak with Brenna Pangelinan, the student representative on the California State Board of Education about her experience as the voice for the state’s 6 million students. She will moderate a 4-day program this summer for aspiring student leaders sponsored by Ed100. We ask her what the program will achieve.
For background to this podcast, check out the following from EdSource:
- ‘A turning point’: California education leaders speak out about racism and police brutality
- California schools chief launches campaign against racial bias
Ed100 explains its first Student Academy