Alison Stewart on Dunbar's "First Class"

Monday, September 30, 2013

Alison Stewart, journalist and former host of The TED Radio Hour and The Bryant Park Project and author of First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public High School , discusses the rise and fall of Dunbar -- which includes her parents among its alumni -- and explains how its trajectory reflects the current struggles facing urban public schools.



Alison Stewart

Comments [3]

There's going to be a memorial service tonight at Riverside Church 125 St Manhattan 5:30 pm for Dunbar alum and former musician/teacher at Manhattan School of Music Earl Carter ...

Sep. 30 2013 11:54 AM
john from office

I am sure that all these students came from good families and had parents who cared. Also, the quality of the teachers was probaly off the charts. If you hear your teacher speak poorly, you will speak poorly. I have heard too many public school teachers speak in slang to fit in with their students.

Sep. 30 2013 11:45 AM
John P MacKenzie from Long Island City

Your book does discuss Charles Hamilton Houston, but in previous appearances on TV i have seen no or scant mention of him. i would think he would be on the shortest lists of distinguished Dunbar products.

Sep. 30 2013 11:34 AM

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