Season 5, Episode 1

The right to read with Lacey Robinson

Host Susan Lambert is joined by Lacey Robinson, CEO of UnboundEd, who opens the podcast by telling her personal story of learning to read and describing how literacy empowered her to pursue education reform. She emphasizes the responsibility that educational practitioners and leaders have to dismantle and eliminate all barriers to education, defines equity and equitable instruction, and describes the literacy experiences of Black students. She also outlines what productive struggle should look like in the classroom, encouraging educators to embrace their students’ local, cultural, linguistic, and historical context to enable more rigorous reading opportunities.