This week is the first episode of a 6-part series dedicated to the Austin Independent School District.

Jad and I had the pleasure of meeting a veteran teacher several years older than the both of us at a party. After getting a small dose of stories from her, we instantly wanted to interview her for the show. The information she shared with us, while absolutely fascinating, will provide you with a sobering tale of how a non-privileged public school operates.

We’ve opted to keep her name and personal information confidential given the nature of the material we discuss. This first episode focuses on violence within the school and how the administration fails to fix it.