The Education Gadfly Show

Mike and Rick get down to brass tacks on Duncan?s waivers and Wisconsin?s recall elections before making wagers on Education Reform Idol 2011. Amber maps state proficiency cut scores (again) and Chris calls out a principal who wishes he was on ?Breaking Bad.?
After his podcast sabbatical, Rick Hess is back?and he doesn?t disappoint. After explaining his new Fordham paper on digital learning, he and Mike discuss the charter-voucher rivalry and what the debt ceiling means for education. (They share a few special moments, too.) Amber dissects philanthropic giving to teachers and teaching and Chri$ scolds Connecticut for its inequitable pension structure.
After his podcast sabbatical, Rick Hess is back?and he doesn?t disappoint. After explaining his new Fordham paper on digital learning, he and Mike discuss the charter-voucher rivalry and what the debt ceiling means for education. (They share a few special moments, too.) Amber dissects philanthropic giving to teachers and teaching and Chri$ scolds Connecticut for its inequitable pension structure.
Education Sector?s Bill Tucker joins Mike in discussions on D.C.?s IMPACT system, charter schools in affluent communities, and a little something we like to call ?Education Reform Idol.? Daniela goes Dutch and Chris reminds us that, when it comes to grades, colleges make it rain As.
Education Sector?s Bill Tucker joins Mike in discussions on D.C.?s IMPACT system, charter schools in affluent communities, and a little something we like to call ?Education Reform Idol.? Daniela goes Dutch and Chris reminds us that, when it comes to grades, colleges make it rain As.
Janie and Daniela hold down the podcast fort in style, discussing ?no excuses? school cultures, teaching to the test, and the ancient art of handwriting. Amber goes ga-ga for an NYU study about the ?opportunity gap,? and Fordham?s other Chris (Tessone) shakes his head at California?s latest budget in a new segment, ?Dollars and Sense.?
Janie and Daniela hold down the podcast fort in style, discussing ?no excuses? school cultures, teaching to the test, and the ancient art of handwriting. Amber goes ga-ga for an NYU study about the ?opportunity gap,? and Fordham?s other Chris (Tessone) shakes his head at California?s latest budget in a new segment, ?Dollars and Sense.?
Mike volleys with special guest Checker Finn in this week?s podcast. The topics they serve up? Education governance, cheating on standardized tests, and the NEA?s ?reform? efforts. Amber slams an ace with a new NBER study. And Chris calls a fault on one school?s no-pix policy.
Mike volleys with special guest Checker Finn in this week?s podcast. The topics they serve up? Education governance, cheating on standardized tests, and the NEA?s ?reform? efforts. Amber slams an ace with a new NBER study. And Chris calls a fault on one school?s no-pix policy.
Mike tries to censor Rick?s free speech as the two discuss pension reform in New Jersey, Common Core conservatism, and violent video games. Amber fills in for Bob Barker and Chris Tessone makes sense of education finance in a new segment called ?Dollars and Sense.?

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