The Education Gadfly Show

Mike Petrilli and Rebecca Sibilia talk ESEA and school finance, college degrees and U.S. presidents, and Illinois pension reform.
Common Core in the suburbs, the highest high school graduation rate ever, our international education gap, and a comparison of the MCAS and PARCC assessments.
Brandon’s first podcast features Common Core for Kindergarteners, America’s new aristocracy, Tennessee’s preposterous teacher evaluations, and the benefits of acceleration.
Obama’s budget, a bad book about testing, differentiation difficulties, and the high cost of empty buildings.
Student achievement in single-parent homes, Denver’s rising public school enrollment, top-down accountability problems, and private schools of choice.
Cellphones in schools, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, universal community college, and charters without lotteries.
Cellphones in schools, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, universal community college, and charters without lotteries.
NCLB reauthorization, curriculum reform, the Common Core’s quintessence, and the impact of youth employment programs.
John King’s tenure in New York, more ESEA reauthorization efforts, and the big stories of 2014.
The importance of vocabulary, ESEA reauthorization efforts, school discipline, and how school environment affects teacher effectiveness.

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