The Education Gadfly Show

This week, Mike and Stafford discuss ACORN-affiliated schools, Texas's stand against the common core standards, and the rise and fall of helicopter parents. Then Amber tells us about the affects of NCLB accountability on student achievement and Rate that Reform grades grades.
This week, Mike and Stafford discuss ACORN-affiliated schools, Texas's stand against the common core standards, and the rise and fall of helicopter parents. Then Amber tells us about the affects of NCLB accountability on student achievement and Rate that Reform grades grades.
Mike and Rick are finally back in the studio together this week 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.
This week, Andy and Stafford discuss Denver's plan to make charter schools abide by school assignment boundaries, Maine's teacher licensure confidentiality law, and what happens when increasing the charter cap in Tennessee doesn't yield any more charters. Then Amber tells us about the latest "Leaders and Laggards" report and Rate that Reform says "Meep!"
This week, Andy and Stafford discuss Denver's plan to make charter schools abide by school assignment boundaries, Maine's teacher licensure confidentiality law, and what happens when increasing the charter cap in Tennessee doesn't yield any more charters. Then Amber tells us about the latest "Leaders and Laggards" report and Rate that Reform says "Meep!"
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.

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