Rick takes on Tblisi

This week, Mike and Rick discuss whether we're getting $4 billion worth of education reform out of Race to the Top, the next big steps for the final Common Core Standards, and whether it's in the public's financial interest to reintegrate special education students into classrooms. Then Amber tells us about research on students' motivation for taking AP classes and Janie mourns the end of a unique college essay test at Oxford University.