An Education for the American Dream – Episode 18

In this episode, the thinkers, creators and storytellers at shark&minnow interview Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, 2018 Washington Teacher of the Year and teacher at Joel E. Ferris High School in the Newcomer Center in Spokane, Washington. Together they discuss the current state of education for refugee and immigrant students, the American Dream and future of education.

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Audio & Music Credits:
“Be True to Your School” by The Beach Boys
“School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)” by Chuck Berry
“Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” by The Ramones
“You’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat” from Jaws