Coming up on Connections: Friday, September 14

Sep 14, 2018

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First hour: Brockport education leaders launch diversity certification program

Second hour: Gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe

The College at Brockport is rolling out a new program alongside the Brockport Central School District, and it comes with a message: understanding how to teach and live in diverse communities is not limited to urban areas. In the past several years, Brockport has seen incidents involving students or families that featured racist, sexist, or homophobic comments. At both the high school and college level, Brockport leaders want to ensure everyone has equal access to opportunities. The college is working with the public school district to offer a new diversity certification program. This hour, we learn what the program will offer, how it’s structured, and we’ll discuss its goals. Our guests:

  • Dr. Lesli Myers, superintendent of Brockport Central Schools
  • Dr. Cephas Archie, chief diversity officer at The College at Brockport

Then in our second hour, on the heels of primary night, we continue our conversations about New York State politics. Larry Sharpe, the libertarian candidate for governor, is in Rochester for a series of events. Sharpe has been outspoken on a number of issues, including his pledge to repeal the SAFE Act and to push major reforms in the state education system. He joins us in studio for the hour to answer our questions and yours.