The Education Gadfly Show

Disparate impact, Obamacare and ESEA, union agency fees, and how academic instruction affects students’ brains.
Who actually opts out of states tests, charter schools at twenty-five, Cami Anderson’s resignation, and the effects of non-public revenue on public schools.
Student data privacy, Jeb Bush’s education record, questions about curriculum, and the positive effects of working mothers.
Raising college completion rates, faking high school graduation numbers, and an archeological study on Sesame Street.
Common Core–aligned curricula, cut scores, spelling bees, and the benefits of high school athletics.
Common Core-aligned tests, career and technical education, liberal arts in elementary schools, and non-cognitive measures.
Opting out, EngageNY's ELA curriculum, career and technical education, cell phones in school, and community college support programs.
Opting out, poverty and opportunity, presidential candidates’ views on education, and the link between AP exams and college outcomes.
Standardized tests, rural education reforms, social mobility, and teacher turnover.
Ed reform’s low-hanging fruit, opting out, a grim view of American education, and the academic achievement of voucher students.

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