The Education Gadfly Show

Andy and Stafford co-host, debating the Hawaii furlough debacle as they discuss Diane Ravitch's use of NAEP data to raise doubts about charters, Rick and Checker's piece on stimulus funding, and new charter changes in Massachusetts. Then Amber tells us about a new National Bureau of Economic Research evaluation of the Harlem Children's Zone and Rate that Reform bans texting while driving.
Andy and Stafford co-host, debating the Hawaii furlough debacle as they discuss Diane Ravitch's use of NAEP data to raise doubts about charters, Rick and Checker's piece on stimulus funding, and new charter changes in Massachusetts. Then Amber tells us about a new National Bureau of Economic Research evaluation of the Harlem Children's Zone and Rate that Reform bans texting while driving.
Rick and Mike snuggle around the microphone ("Can you not touch my leg?") as they discuss Arne Duncan's recent ed school speeches, Deborah Gist's working within the system in Rhode Island, and the relationship between New York State's charter cap and charter quality. Then Amber tells us about a new Public Agenda survey of teachers and Rate that Reform gets serious (about New Haven).
Rick and Mike snuggle around the microphone ("Can you not touch my leg?") as they discuss Arne Duncan's recent ed school speeches, Deborah Gist's working within the system in Rhode Island, and the relationship between New York State's charter cap and charter quality. Then Amber tells us about a new Public Agenda survey of teachers and Rate that Reform gets serious (about New Haven).
This week, Mike and Stafford discuss the fate of Catholic schools (again), Russ Whitehurst's call to the Obama Administration to stop ignoring curriculum, and the future of school boards. Then Amber tells us about a new RAND study on social promotion and Rate that Reform gets S.A.D.
This week, Mike and Stafford discuss the fate of Catholic schools (again), Russ Whitehurst's call to the Obama Administration to stop ignoring curriculum, and the future of school boards. Then Amber tells us about a new RAND study on social promotion and Rate that Reform gets S.A.D.
This week, Mike and Andy discuss giving more aid to states, including think tanks and philanthropies in Department of Education forums, and Jeb Bush's praise of President Obama and Secretary Duncan. Then Amber presents a study on portfolio school districts and Rate that Reform takes on Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss a school in Massachusetts that wants to rise above test scores, the death of "No Child Left Behind" (as a name, not a law!), and out-of-work ed-school grads. Then Amber presents Fordham's latest report on national standards and Rate that Reform wishes Texas really would secede.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss a school in Massachusetts that wants to rise above test scores, the death of "No Child Left Behind" (as a name, not a law!), and out-of-work ed-school grads. Then Amber presents Fordham's latest report on national standards and Rate that Reform wishes Texas really would secede.
This week, we welcome guest co-host Checker, as he and Andy (now a regular!) discuss the passing of Don Fisher, Arne Duncan's eight-month-late comments on No Child Left Behind, and Andy's recent reportage of D.C.'s Catholic to charter conversions. Then Amber tells us about a Brookings study that calculates the cost of moderate-swine-flu-pandemic-caused school closures and Rate that Reform closes the case of the double dipping New York principal.

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