Challenges facing teachers, Mom influencers

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Children sit on a blue rug as a teacher reads a story.
First grade teacher Sarah Hoenig reads a book to her students Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Hackett Elementary School in Beloit, Wisconsin. Angela Major/WPR

A journalist shares her reporting from spending a year with teachers in schools to better understand the challenges they face. Then, an author joins us to talk about her new book on mom influencers on social media and the culture surrounding motherhood.

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Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sara Petersen Guest

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