Erica Bryant, Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle

Recorded April 2014. Prior to becoming a columnist for the Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle, Erica Bryant was its education beat writer. In this episode of Spotlight on Schools, she discusses her concerns about the Rochester City School District. Topics addressed: music education in urban settings; chaos in classrooms; the future of East High School; what to do with failing schools; challenges that urban poor children face; the need for more social workers in schools; deconcentration of poverty (regional schools, Opportunity Zones); Common Core; teacher evaluations.

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