The Education Gadfly Show

It?s all business on the Education Gadfly Show Podcast this week. Mike and Rick discuss the potential of digital learning, A.J. Duffy?s change of heart, and Houston?s Apollo 20 program?and Chris taps his X-rated alter-ego.
Mike chats with John Bailey of Whiteboard Advisors about teacher evaluations in the Empire State, a new sheriff for the ?reform? district in the Wolverine State, and how boring bullying is to policy wonks, no matter the state. Amber finds a CCSS validation study lacking and Chris tells the government not to tread on his lemonade stand.
Mike chats with John Bailey of Whiteboard Advisors about teacher evaluations in the Empire State, a new sheriff for the ?reform? district in the Wolverine State, and how boring bullying is to policy wonks, no matter the state. Amber finds a CCSS validation study lacking and Chris tells the government not to tread on his lemonade stand.
Mike and Rick get punchy this week, asking Arne Duncan what he was thinking going after Rick Perry, why the cheating scandals are snowballing (and why people thought it would be otherwise), and if four-day weeks are as bad as they seem. Amber goes back to ed school to pad her GPA and Chris reminds a Florida teacher of his first-amendment rights.
Mike and Rick get punchy this week, asking Arne Duncan what he was thinking going after Rick Perry, why the cheating scandals are snowballing (and why people thought it would be otherwise), and if four-day weeks are as bad as they seem. Amber goes back to ed school to pad her GPA and Chris reminds a Florida teacher of his first-amendment rights.
With Mike and Rick sipping Cuba Libres on the beach, Janie and Daniela speculate on what Montana?s ?NCLB do-over? might mean for ESEA reauthorization, the potential of ?reform unionism,? and the merits of ?exam schools.? Amber makes a dry report on IDEA seem fascinating and Chri$ pitches districts a crazy idea: Turn off the lights when you aren?t in the room.
With Mike and Rick sipping Cuba Libres on the beach, Janie and Daniela speculate on what Montana?s ?NCLB do-over? might mean for ESEA reauthorization, the potential of ?reform unionism,? and the merits of ?exam schools.? Amber makes a dry report on IDEA seem fascinating and Chri$ pitches districts a crazy idea: Turn off the lights when you aren?t in the room.
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.?
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.

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