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The Counter Narrative Podcast E12: Pause to Ponder – The Current State of Education

The Counter Narrative Podcast E12: Pause to Ponder – The Current State of Education

Charles Williams | @_cwconsulting
September 19,  2020

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often negatively portrays our disenfranchised populations.

I’m your host, Charles Williams. An educator for 15 years, a current school principal, and an educational consultant.

It appears that our time has come and gone. For a brief moment, educators were recognized for the myriad of tasks that we complete on a daily basis. We were thanked for not just providing an education but serving as counselors, nurses, parents, and so much more. This is, of course, until we bucked back against the system.

In an attempt to get the country reopened and revitalizing the economy, there has been increased pressure for schools to open fully. This would require staff and students to return to campuses despite their seemingly to be no logical possibility while also adhering to the guidelines set forth by the CDC. To make matters worse, we have no become targets of verbal attacks and threats from the highest levels of our government. From being told that we are indoctrinating our students with falsehoods in an attempt to diminish their patriotism to threatening the funding that allows millions of students to receive a high quality education, we have become a target by those pushing for a return to normal.

In this brutally honest, yet candid episode, I share my personal insights into the current state of education.

Charles Williams has served in urban education for 15 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal while working with students in grades PK - 12. He has developed innovative programs and structures that have resulted in successful schools in both Indiana and Illinois. He has also presented and spoken at numerous events. Charles is the founder of CW Consulting, an Educational Consulting Group, the host of the Counter Narrative Podcast, and the host of Real Educators Talk, a monthly discussion designed to engage educators in authentic conversations around education.


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