The Education Gadfly Show

Mike and Janie argue over bipartisanship, explain findings from our recent report on ed schools, and second-guess President Obama. Amber messes with Texas, and Remmert counts slowly in Rate that Reform.
Mike and Rick talk shop about The Pledge to America, Mark Zuckerberg, and Arne's quixotic quest to hire more teachers. Amber takes a closer look at the Vanderbilt merit pay study and Stafford votes to fine truants for her final Rate that Reform.
Mike and Stafford debate the long-term merits of Waiting for "Superman," throw down about standards for virtual education, and see eye-to-eye on inclusion. Amber dissects a meaty study on value-added metrics and Rate that Reform goes dumpster diving.
This week, Mike and Rick get serious about the D.C. and DE elections and also dissect school suspension rates. Then Amber tackles high school reading programs and Rate that Reform transforms into a 3-D optical illusion.
This week, Mike and Rick get serious about the D.C. and DE elections and also dissect school suspension rates. Then Amber tackles high school reading programs and Rate that Reform transforms into a 3-D optical illusion.
Mike and Rick tackle public employee pensions, the forthcoming blockbuster "Waiting for Superman," and the two winning "race to the test" consortia. Amber then compares K-8 to middle schools and Rate that Reform takes out the recycling (on a school that didn't do its homework!).
Mike and Rick tackle public employee pensions, the forthcoming blockbuster "Waiting for Superman," and the two winning "race to the test" consortia. Amber then compares K-8 to middle schools and Rate that Reform takes out the recycling (on a school that didn't do its homework!).
This week, Mike Petrilli and Rick Hess explain why everyone's wrong about Race to the Top, go tit-for-tat over the L.A. Times, and ponder life in D.C. after Michelle Rhee. Then Amber Winkler disses Education Next and Kyle Kennedy explores a different kind of tracking.
This week, Mike Petrilli and Rick Hess explain why everyone's wrong about Race to the Top, go tit-for-tat over the L.A. Times, and ponder life in D.C. after Michelle Rhee. Then Amber Winkler disses Education Next and Kyle Kennedy explores a different kind of tracking.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Race to the Top's round 2 winners, Fordham's latest report on cities' education "reform-friendliness," and the sensational LA Times story on value-added data. Then Amber gives us the scoop on the ACT's latest stats and Rate that Reform picks academics over aesthetics.

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