It took four generations, and a way out of failing public schools, before Memphis great-grandmother Sarah Carpenter‘s family included college graduates. In this video, Carpenter tells Joe Biden he can’t keep letting Black and Brown families wait that long for quality schools.
If you like what you’re hearing here, you can learn more about Sarah and the parent organizations she has founded, Memphis Lift and Powerful Parent Network, on this podcast.
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Chicago Unheard blog manager Maureen Kelleher also serves as a senior writer and editor at brightbeam, a nonprofit network of education activists demanding a better education and brighter future for every child. Before joining the brightbeam team, she spent a decade as a reporter, blogger and policy analyst. Her work has been published across the education world, from Education Week to the Center for American Progress. A former high school English teacher, she is also the proud mom of a middle-schooler. Find her on Twitter at @KelleherMaureen.
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