The Education Gadfly Show

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.
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.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss new legislation in Colorado to give parents time off for school events, the wrongful condemnation of Ohio's voucher program, and the real story behind the "Obama Effect." Amber then tells us about a new study from the Department that reveals some disturbing budgetary news for professional development and Rate That Reform gets another driving lesson.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss new legislation in Colorado to give parents time off for school events, the wrongful condemnation of Ohio's voucher program, and the real story behind the "Obama Effect." Amber then tells us about a new study from the Department that reveals some disturbing budgetary news for professional development and Rate That Reform gets another driving lesson.
Mike and Rick discuss Obama's inaugural address, the stimulus package, and charter school costs. Then Amber updates us on the latest tracking of alternative teacher routes and Rate That Reform takes a week off to recover from inaugural ball hopping.
Mike and Rick discuss Obama's inaugural address, the stimulus package, and charter school costs. Then Amber updates us on the latest tracking of alternative teacher routes and Rate That Reform takes a week off to recover from inaugural ball hopping.
We're back! This week, Mike and Rick discuss unionized charter schools, bailing out state education funds, and Bush's education legacy. Then Amber tells us about a new study of Boston charter schools and Rate That Reform gets fishy. Click here to listen through our website and peruse past editions.

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