The Education Gadfly Show

You won't want to miss this week's debate between Mike and Stafford about teachers cheating, corporate sponsorship in schools, and praise-worthy union leaders. Then Amber explains positive news about ProComp, while Janie sends BP a bill for lost tax-based school dollars.
You won't want to miss this week's debate between Mike and Stafford about teachers cheating, corporate sponsorship in schools, and praise-worthy union leaders. Then Amber explains positive news about ProComp, while Janie sends BP a bill for lost tax-based school dollars.
This week, Stafford and Mike contemplate the impact of public school cuts on private school enrollments, paying students to attend Saturday tutoring, and the merits of celebrity high school graduation speakers. Then Amber tells us about a new evaluation of the Chicago performance-pay system, and Janie bans cell phones.
This week, Stafford and Mike contemplate the impact of public school cuts on private school enrollments, paying students to attend Saturday tutoring, and the merits of celebrity high school graduation speakers. Then Amber tells us about a new evaluation of the Chicago performance-pay system, and Janie bans cell phones.
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.
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.
Did you watch the ?Lost? series finale? Don?t worry, Rick?s here to explain, before debating Mike on for-profit organizations, Representative Chu?s new ?turnaround? plan, and the timeline snafu with RTT apps and the Common Core standards release date. Then Amber unpacks the new charter funding inequality study from Ball State and Janie takes Rate that Reform to Six Flags (by mistake!).
Did you watch the ?Lost? series finale? Don?t worry, Rick?s here to explain, before debating Mike on for-profit organizations, Representative Chu?s new ?turnaround? plan, and the timeline snafu with RTT apps and the Common Core standards release date. Then Amber unpacks the new charter funding inequality study from Ball State and Janie takes Rate that Reform to Six Flags (by mistake!).
Andy and Mike discuss the resolution of Central Falls? saga, if too many students are going to college, and whether it?s more likely that the Tooth Fairy will eat dinner at Mike?s house or Arne Duncan will return unused Race to the Top dollars to the Treasury. Then Amber tell us about new research that asks whether effective teachers are so in part because of a good fit with their school culture, and Janie fondly recalls a memorable high school science lesson.
Andy and Mike discuss the resolution of Central Falls? saga, if too many students are going to college, and whether it?s more likely that the Tooth Fairy will eat dinner at Mike?s house or Arne Duncan will return unused Race to the Top dollars to the Treasury. Then Amber tell us about new research that asks whether effective teachers are so in part because of a good fit with their school culture, and Janie fondly recalls a memorable high school science lesson.

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