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In The Margins

Oct 6, 2022

In this episode, David Pluviose sits down with Dr. Katherine Norris, associate professor and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Howard University’s School of Education.


Sharing a unique perspective from her journey in education, tune in as Norris discusses the nation’s teacher shortage, particularly as it relates to teachers of color, and touches on the debate around critical race theory.



- Dr. Katherine Norris’ journey in education and to Howard University

- Why is there a teacher shortage, and what is the solution?

- The imbalance between the diversity of teachers and the students they serve.

- What is the benefit of having teachers of color in the classroom?

- How the history of race and racism is crucial to education.



“I wanted to be able to prepare teachers to go out into the field and to offer culturally responsive practices, especially in our high-needs public school systems.”

“There's a really big imbalance of ‘who are the students in our public schools’ and ‘who are the teachers that serve them.’ And that becomes a really critical issue.”

“We need to be able to push forward, and we need to be as organized as the other side that is attempting to stop teaching the truth in the classroom, not teaching about our history or slavery or anything that relates to race at all.”



Katherine Norris, Ed.D.

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