The Education Gadfly Show

This week, Mike and Rick discuss possible stimulus-stimulated reforms, whether grades should include more than just content mastery, and if we should letting students who pass their classes and the state test out of school early. Then Amber tells us about a (snooze-inducing) new ETS report on the achievement gap and Rate that Reform encounters Big Brother, school edition.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Texas accountability developments, replicating the Harlem Children's Zone in Boston, and the teacher debacle out in L.A. Then Amber tells us about a new study on whether school choice affects house prices and Rate that Reform channels the Supreme Court.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Texas accountability developments, replicating the Harlem Children's Zone in Boston, and the teacher debacle out in L.A. Then Amber tells us about a new study on whether school choice affects house prices and Rate that Reform channels the Supreme Court.
Rick is back from his booze cruise and ready to go. This week, he and Mike discuss Fordham's new AP report, taxpayers versus parents making education decisions, and Obama's first 100 days in office. Then Amber explains the long-term trends on the NAEP and Rate that Reform exposes itself (for a good cause!).
Rick is back from his booze cruise and ready to go. This week, he and Mike discuss Fordham's new AP report, taxpayers versus parents making education decisions, and Obama's first 100 days in office. Then Amber explains the long-term trends on the NAEP and Rate that Reform exposes itself (for a good cause!).
This week, we welcome guest co-host Howie Schaffer to the show. He and Mike debate the lessons of Columbine, implications of the long-drawn-out-but-perhaps-heading-towards-resolution Flores v. Horne Supreme Court case, and NGA and CCSSO's joint statement in support of national standards. Then Amber explains a new Manhattan Institute study on NYC's performance pay scheme and Rate that Reform is thick with research. (Research guiding reform?! Shocking!)
This week, we welcome guest co-host Howie Schaffer to the show. He and Mike debate the lessons of Columbine, implications of the long-drawn-out-but-perhaps-heading-towards-resolution Flores v. Horne Supreme Court case, and NGA and CCSSO's joint statement in support of national standards. Then Amber explains a new Manhattan Institute study on NYC's performance pay scheme and Rate that Reform is thick with research. (Research guiding reform?! Shocking!)
This week, we welcome guest co-host Andy Smarick. He and Mike discuss the DC voucher program's slow death, Obama's overseas mea culpas, and Tucson's plans to ditch principals. Then, Amber tells us about the updated Calder study on high school TFA teachers and Rate that Reform talks old-school poisoning.
This week, we welcome guest co-host Andy Smarick. He and Mike discuss the DC voucher program's slow death, Obama's overseas mea culpas, and Tucson's plans to ditch principals. Then, Amber tells us about the updated Calder study on high school TFA teachers and Rate that Reform talks old-school poisoning.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the Department's stimulus guidance, the Boston Teachers Union's rejection of TFA, and NCTAF's ominous predictions about teacher retirements and pensions. Then, Amber explains the details of the new IES study on the DC voucher program and Rate that Reform gets smutty (but just a little)

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