Julie Landsman, Teacher and Author, March 3, 2014
Julie Landsman, author of A White Teacher Talks About Race, taught in the Minneapolis public schools for 25 years and blogs on the TC Daily Planet. In this interview, she talks to Peter Shea about her writing and how she came to write about racism and her students. She explains how her primary pursuits in later life have moved away from direct involvement in school and toward personal artistic exploration. She talks about the value of creative teaching and arts programs despite regimented educational models which emphasize science and basic skills. She discusses how broader social conditions of income disparity and racial segregation are reproduced in curricula.
This interview is part the oral history project Intellectual and Cultural Leaders of Minnesota.