Education Policy Fellows Get Things Done in the Suppression Session – Podcast Episode 216 | Classnotes Podcast 216
Classnotes Podcast (December 13, 2021). The policymaking process is more complicated that Schoolhouse Rock would have you believe. IDRA’s policy fellows got a crash course during the 2021 Texas legislative sessions on how the process excludes many community voices and how they were able to transcend those barriers to make a difference for communities of color.
As IDRA’s groundbreaking Education Policy Fellows Program closed its inaugural year, we sat down with our four fellows to reflect on their experience. With this program, IDRA set out to change the landscape of state education advocacy by training advocates with a commitment to and experience with communities of color to influence state laws and lead a powerful network of impacted communities.
Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement, led the conversation with fellows: Dr. Altheria Caldera, Araceli García, Thomas Marshall III and Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, M.Ed. In this the third of four episodes, as they discuss the good, bad and ugly of the 87th Texas legislative session.
The IDRA Education Policy Fellows Program that operated from November 2020 through July 2021 was generously supported by Trellis Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation and in partnership with the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship, facilitated by Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service.
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Show length: 26:44 min.
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