The Education Gadfly Show

Mike and Rick wax political, and then dig deep on Maryland?s Race to the Top grant, online credit recovery programs, and the downward slope of American educational attainment. Amber dazzles with a review of education-related census data and Chris disproves the old adage that quality trumps quantity.
Mike and Rick are manifestoed out, and instead talk shop on election implications, campaign contributions, and color-blind admissions. Amber jazzes up the pension reform debate, and Chris asks which witch is which.
Mike and Rick answer life?s mysteries as they pertain to the election, OCR overreach, and publically-available teacher ratings. And if that?s not enough, Amber questions character education and Chris brings in the dogs.
Mike and Rick answer life?s mysteries as they pertain to the election, OCR overreach, and publically-available teacher ratings. And if that?s not enough, Amber questions character education and Chris brings in the dogs.
Mike and Janie discuss Fordham's new paper on Common Core implementation and governance, and get into the sort-of good, the oh-so-bad, and the ugly truth of teachers unions. Amber shows how great Montgomery County is, and Amanda admires the Maine outdoors.
Mike and Janie argue over bipartisanship, explain findings from our recent report on ed schools, and second-guess President Obama. Amber messes with Texas, and Remmert counts slowly in Rate that Reform.
Mike and Janie argue over bipartisanship, explain findings from our recent report on ed schools, and second-guess President Obama. Amber messes with Texas, and Remmert counts slowly in Rate that Reform.
Mike and Rick talk shop about The Pledge to America, Mark Zuckerberg, and Arne's quixotic quest to hire more teachers. Amber takes a closer look at the Vanderbilt merit pay study and Stafford votes to fine truants for her final Rate that Reform.
Mike and Stafford debate the long-term merits of Waiting for "Superman," throw down about standards for virtual education, and see eye-to-eye on inclusion. Amber dissects a meaty study on value-added metrics and Rate that Reform goes dumpster diving.
This week, Mike and Rick get serious about the D.C. and DE elections and also dissect school suspension rates. Then Amber tackles high school reading programs and Rate that Reform transforms into a 3-D optical illusion.

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