The Education Gadfly Show

Mike and Rick talk social promotion, portfolios, and closing down schools on Election Day. Then Amber tells about a new report from AIR and Stafford goes raw on Rate that Reform.
This week, Mike and Rick brainstorm Whitehurst replacements, how to count special ed students' test scores, and possible thought processes behind Randi Weingarten's preposterous federal suit. Then Amber tells us about Florida's Hispanic 4th graders' incredible test scores and Rate that Reform questions death threats as a viable disciplinary method.
This week, Mike and Rick brainstorm Whitehurst replacements, how to count special ed students' test scores, and possible thought processes behind Randi Weingarten's preposterous federal suit. Then Amber tells us about Florida's Hispanic 4th graders' incredible test scores and Rate that Reform questions death threats as a viable disciplinary method.
This week, Mike and Rick consider the fate of urban Catholic schools, which can't seem to catch a break, as well as Rhee's "Plan B," and Palin's remarks at the VP debate. Amber enlightens us with a report on DC--achievement, poverty, housing, the whole shebang--while Rate that Reform avoids contracting rabies.
This week, Mike and Rick consider the fate of urban Catholic schools, which can't seem to catch a break, as well as Rhee's "Plan B," and Palin's remarks at the VP debate. Amber enlightens us with a report on DC--achievement, poverty, housing, the whole shebang--while Rate that Reform avoids contracting rabies.
Mike and Rick talk sharp implements, Fryer's student pay-out scheme, and keeping elusive superintendents in their jobs? more than three years. (Rick's solution? Manacles.) Amber questions the methods of the highly anticipated college admissions tests study and Rate that Reform plays with needles--used ones.
Mike and Rick talk sharp implements, Fryer's student pay-out scheme, and keeping elusive superintendents in their jobs? more than three years. (Rick's solution? Manacles.) Amber questions the methods of the highly anticipated college admissions tests study and Rate that Reform plays with needles--used ones.
This week, Mike and Rick chat about the election, the economy, and algebra. Amber tells us what it would take to get mid-career professionals into the classroom and Rate that Reform calls the police!
This week, Mike and Rick chat about the election, the economy, and algebra. Amber tells us what it would take to get mid-career professionals into the classroom and Rate that Reform calls the police!
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Denver, school choice, and tattoos. Research Minute takes a week off, and Education News of the Weird is retired for Rate That Reform!

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