Relevant Re-Drop: Exposing Systemic Racism in School Districts and Education with Kaleem Caire


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Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation.

Dr. Alex Gee has an honest conversation with Kaleem Caire about his experience and perspective on the education system. Kaleem recently released a statement to the local community with a list of articles documenting the history of disparities for African Americans in Madison, WI. You can find that list here.

Kaleem Caire is the founder and CEO of One City Schools, the operator of two preschools serving ages 1 through kindergarten that are focused on getting young children ready for school success. Prior to One City, Kaleem was the President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison in Madison, WI and chair of the National Urban League’s Education Committee. Prior to the Urban League, Kaleem held other executive leadership positions with Target Corporation, Fight For Children of Washington, DC, Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), American Education Reform Council, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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