This conversation was excerpted for the program, “Darker than Blue: The Failure of School Integration.”
This is the full conversation between Interchange host Doug Storm and Joe Johnston, an assistant professor of sociology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, who earned his doctorate at Indiana University in Bloomington studying how and why Kentucky has not enacted any state charter laws in education. He studies Jefferson County schools in Louisville and compares it with Marion County Schools in Indianapolis to try to understand why Indianapolis became a national example of how to insert Charter schools into public education.
Joseph B. Johnston, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Gonzaga University. He teaches courses on Education, Law & Politics, Statistics, Social Psychology, and Introductory Sociology. He studies urban educational inequality, specifically how educational policies that contribute to, or reduce, inequality come to be adopted in the first place.
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford