The Education Gadfly Show

This week, Mike and Andy discuss giving more aid to states, including think tanks and philanthropies in Department of Education forums, and Jeb Bush's praise of President Obama and Secretary Duncan. Then Amber presents a study on portfolio school districts and Rate that Reform takes on Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss a school in Massachusetts that wants to rise above test scores, the death of "No Child Left Behind" (as a name, not a law!), and out-of-work ed-school grads. Then Amber presents Fordham's latest report on national standards and Rate that Reform wishes Texas really would secede.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss a school in Massachusetts that wants to rise above test scores, the death of "No Child Left Behind" (as a name, not a law!), and out-of-work ed-school grads. Then Amber presents Fordham's latest report on national standards and Rate that Reform wishes Texas really would secede.
This week, we welcome guest co-host Checker, as he and Andy (now a regular!) discuss the passing of Don Fisher, Arne Duncan's eight-month-late comments on No Child Left Behind, and Andy's recent reportage of D.C.'s Catholic to charter conversions. Then Amber tells us about a Brookings study that calculates the cost of moderate-swine-flu-pandemic-caused school closures and Rate that Reform closes the case of the double dipping New York principal.
This week, we welcome guest co-host Checker, as he and Andy (now a regular!) discuss the passing of Don Fisher, Arne Duncan's eight-month-late comments on No Child Left Behind, and Andy's recent reportage of D.C.'s Catholic to charter conversions. Then Amber tells us about a Brookings study that calculates the cost of moderate-swine-flu-pandemic-caused school closures and Rate that Reform closes the case of the double dipping New York principal.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the new Common Core standards, the low-bar graduation exam in Maryland, and South Africa's post-Apartheid inequalities. Then Amber tells us about Caroline Hoxby's new New York City charter study and Rate that Reform grades a double-dealer
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the new Common Core standards, the low-bar graduation exam in Maryland, and South Africa's post-Apartheid inequalities. Then Amber tells us about Caroline Hoxby's new New York City charter study and Rate that Reform grades a double-dealer
Rick is out of retirement! He and Mike discuss the ascension of Senator Harkin to chair of the HELP committee, Philly's proposed changes for charter-school expansion, and the exodus of books from a prep school library. Then Amber tells us about the effects of Katrina evacuee students on the achievement of receiving schools and Rate that Reform disses MTV.
Rick is out of retirement! He and Mike discuss the ascension of Senator Harkin to chair of the HELP committee, Philly's proposed changes for charter-school expansion, and the exodus of books from a prep school library. Then Amber tells us about the effects of Katrina evacuee students on the achievement of receiving schools and Rate that Reform disses MTV.
This week, Andy and Stafford discuss good grades in the Big Apple, school violence in Chi-town, and young principals in Beantown. Then Amber gives us the lowdown on the PDK/Gallup poll of American opinion on education and Rate that Reform grades Obama's (speech) lesson plans.

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