The Education Gadfly Show

This week, Mike and Rick discuss Fordham's new voucher paper, the future of private school choice as a viable ed policy strategy, and whether students should be able to check off more than one box when listing their race. Then Amber explains the new RAND study of charter schools and Rate that Reform is infected with March Madness.
Mike is back but, alas, without any Argentinean headphones. This week, he and Rick discuss the troubles with teaching ELL students, the strength (or lack thereof) of federal levers in education, and KIPP's flirtation with turnaround schools in Philadelphia. Then Amber tells us about the effectiveness of educational software and Rate that Reform reviews Ebay basics.
This week, Mike and Rick contemplate Deval Patrick's appointment to the Achieve board, English language learners' stellar strides in Maryland and Virginia, and the chilly reality of a cold cheese sandwich. Then Amber tells us about a new math curriculum study from IES and Rate that Reform tackles classroom refrigeration.
This week, Mike and Rick contemplate Deval Patrick's appointment to the Achieve board, English language learners' stellar strides in Maryland and Virginia, and the chilly reality of a cold cheese sandwich. Then Amber tells us about a new math curriculum study from IES and Rate that Reform tackles classroom refrigeration.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss increasing class size, increasing the federal role (and New York Times' na?vet?), and decreasing school years in Oregon. Then Amber gives us the low down on Tom Loveless's new Brown Center report on education and Rate that Reform explains the death of fun at school dances.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Fordham and Northwest Evaluation Association's latest report, The Accountability Illusion (after John Cronin, one of the authors and studio guest, gives us a Research Half Minute), what to make of Arne's $650 million, and Milwaukee's flirtation with mayoral control. Then Amber tell us about a new Mathematica and IES report that's not really about alternative certification, and Rate that Reform frowns on facial ornaments in Central Florida.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Fordham and Northwest Evaluation Association's latest report, The Accountability Illusion (after John Cronin, one of the authors and studio guest, gives us a Research Half Minute), what to make of Arne's $650 million, and Milwaukee's flirtation with mayoral control. Then Amber tell us about a new Mathematica and IES report that's not really about alternative certification, and Rate that Reform frowns on facial ornaments in Central Florida.
This week, Mike and Rick debate Arne's pot of discretionary boodle, the real salary potential of teachers, and the post-Obama fate of Black History Month. Then Amber explains why we should be suspicious of a new study on lead levels and achievement and Rate that Reform documents schools' Valentine's Day coping strategies.
This week, Mike and Rick debate Arne's pot of discretionary boodle, the real salary potential of teachers, and the post-Obama fate of Black History Month. Then Amber explains why we should be suspicious of a new study on lead levels and achievement and Rate that Reform documents schools' Valentine's Day coping strategies.
Mike and Rick discuss the relationship between K-12 diversity and quality, swapping the ACT for state high school graduation tests, and Schwarzegger's flexibility on class size reduction funds. Then Amber gives us some bad news on state teacher staffing plans and Rate that Reform audits Office Depot.

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