The Education Gadfly Show

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.
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.
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.

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