Alex Kajitani was a struggling new teacher at a tough, inner-city school in San Diego. Fed up with students unable to remember simple math concepts but every word of the latest rap song, he began teaching math through hip-hop. It worked so well that his math rap is now a teaching tool used nationwide. We’ll talk with Alex and other educators about the pros and cons of hip-hop in the classroom.
- Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of African & African-American Studies, Duke University
- Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies, San Francisco State University
- Alex Kajitani, 2009 California Teacher of the Year, Top 4 Finalist of National Teacher of the Year