Karen Hunter welcomes Dr. Bettina Love to discuss her new book, “Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal.” In this clip, Dr. Love opens up about the inspiration behind writing the book and her curiosity about how school reform and policies do educational harm.
Dr. Bettina Love
Dr. Bettina Love is the William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and the bestselling author of We Want To Do More Than Survive. In 2022, the Kennedy Center named Dr. Love one of the Next 50 Leaders making the world more inspired, inclusive, and compassionate. Dr. Love is co-founder of Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN), whose mission is to develop and support teachers and parents fighting injustice within their schools and communities, and which has granted over $250,000 to abolitionists around the country. She is also a founding member of the Task Force that launched the program In Her Hands, distributing more than $15 million to Black women living in Georgia. In Her Hands is one of the largest guaranteed income pilot programs in the U.S.