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Interchange – Targeting the Vulnerable: Charter Legislation and Urban School Districts


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.

Why Indiana has charter schools and Kentucky doesn’t by Steve Hinnefeld
Resisting Charters: A Comparative Policy Development Analysis of Washington and Kentucky, 2002–2012

Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Daily Local News – February 7th, 2014


The Deputy Director of Indiana Civil Rights Commission, Akia Haynes, announced yesterday that there is probable cause that Indiana University Health racially discriminated a former employee; The night manager at a Bloomington laundromat told the City Council that people experiencing homelessness are increasingly trying to spend the night at the business; Yesterday 13 Indiana businesses added their names to the “Employers for Freedom” coalition; A nationwide propane shortage is hitting Indiana hard during this year’s severe winter.

Free Tax Help From IU Law Students
Doing your taxes isn’t always straightforward, and it can be even more confusing for foreign students or someone whose first language isn’t English. Indiana University’s Maurer Law School and Kelley School of Business offer a free program for tax assistance, called VITA (VYE-tuh), specialized for those who are not from this country and are unfamiliar with the tax code. WFHB correspondent Casey Kuhn talked to Charles Gray, one of the program directors, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Local organizations scout the listening area for service help on Volunteer Connection, linking YOU to current volunteer opportunities in our community.

Anchors: Helen Harrell, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Lyndsey Wright, Neal Earley, and Mike Glab
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Adam Riechle, along with Correspondent Casey Kuhn
Volunteer Connection is produced by Emma Ohland, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer is Nick Tumino,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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