The Education Gadfly Show

Rick and Mike bring the heat this week as they discuss extending the school year, the Congressional teacher-jobs bailout that simply won't die, and Michelle Rhee's D.C. teacher layoffs. Amber's off this week, so we skip straight to Rate that Reform, which appraises Newark's impending "Teacher Village." Is a charter school-residential-retail complex a good idea?
This week, Mike and Rick discuss whether national standards are "conservative," if Obama has expended his political capital on education policy, and what civil rights "accountability" in private schools could possibly look like. Then Amber considers whether paying students raises NAEP scores, and Janie tells Hawaii: letting kids take the state test more than once might not be such a bad idea.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss whether national standards are "conservative," if Obama has expended his political capital on education policy, and what civil rights "accountability" in private schools could possibly look like. Then Amber considers whether paying students raises NAEP scores, and Janie tells Hawaii: letting kids take the state test more than once might not be such a bad idea.
Don't miss Janie's inaugural turn in the co-host spot, as she and Mike debate: our new report, NJ's supe salary cap, and Wake County's re-segregation woes. Then Amber dives into the Brown Center report on the Harlem Children's Zone, and Rate that Reform gives effort an F.
Don't miss Janie's inaugural turn in the co-host spot, as she and Mike debate: our new report, NJ's supe salary cap, and Wake County's re-segregation woes. Then Amber dives into the Brown Center report on the Harlem Children's Zone, and Rate that Reform gives effort an F.
The podcast team comes down with a case of World Cup fever, as Mike and Stafford discuss whether Gates is too powerful, teachers' union charter authorizers, and dropout recovery program accountability. Then Amber tells us about NCES' charter impact study and Daniela makes a film in a school bathroom.
The podcast team comes down with a case of World Cup fever, as Mike and Stafford discuss whether Gates is too powerful, teachers' union charter authorizers, and dropout recovery program accountability. Then Amber tells us about NCES' charter impact study and Daniela makes a film in a school bathroom.
Mike and Stafford tackle the edu-bailout ? should the Administration?s pet projects be spared a haircut when everyone else has gotten clipped? ? and cyber bullies. Amber gives us the final report on D.C.'s voucher program and Janie wants just one valedictorian.
Mike and Stafford tackle the edu-bailout ? should the Administration?s pet projects be spared a haircut when everyone else has gotten clipped? ? and cyber bullies. Amber gives us the final report on D.C.'s voucher program and Janie wants just one valedictorian.
Join us as we bid farewell to New Jersey's new Deputy Commissioner of Education, Andy Smarick. First, he and Mike discuss how to educate the severely disabled, then Andy gives us his final thoughts on Race to the Top, School Improvement Grants, and turnarounds. Amber's Minute is spent dissecting Diploma Counts 2010 and Rate that Reform gives law schools' grade inflation policies an F.

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