About Franchesca Warren

For fifteen years Franchesca taught English/Language Arts in two urban districts in Atlanta, Georgia and Memphis, Tennessee. Increasingly frustrated with decisions being made about public education from people who were not in the classroom, in 2012 she decided to start a blog about what it was really like to teach in public schools. In the last four years, The Educator's Room has grown to become the premiere source for resources, tools, and strategies for all things teaching and learning. To learn more about Franchesca Warren's work, please visit www.franchescalanewarren.com.

During this episode, Franchesca Warren talks with

Susan Ochshorn who for nearly two decades,  has worked in a broad range of settings at the local, state, and national levels to bridge research, policy, and practice, to integrate ECE into the larger education reform conversation, and to catalyze social change.

We started with a basic question- What’s best for kids? From there, our conversation led to a robust discussion on early childhood education, pay disparities for early childhood educators, and everything in between.  We also discuss how we can mobilize our most vulnerable population of students to expose them to quality education from grades PreK2-3rd grade.

Susan is a champion of students and teachers! It was great to discuss with her a topic that seems to get ignored through budget cuts. To listen, click here.



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