The Education Gadfly Show

It's the Arne Duncan edition, as Mike and Rick discuss Duncan's new budget, new plan for NCLB, and (not so) new but so true comments on NOLA. Then Amber gives us the lowdown on the new "Hope, Fears and Reality" report and Rate that Reform stands up for dictionaries.
Mike and Rick tackle Duncan's secret RTTT panels, the impact of Obama's "spending freeze," and leadership voids in a few left-of-center ed policy shops. Then Amber explains the new OECD findings and Rate that Reform goes red.
Mike and Rick tackle Duncan's secret RTTT panels, the impact of Obama's "spending freeze," and leadership voids in a few left-of-center ed policy shops. Then Amber explains the new OECD findings and Rate that Reform goes red.
How could those two things be related? The priceless combination of Mike's baby-caused sleep-deprived state and Rick's witty plug for his forthcoming tome, of course. All while they chew over whether the Race to the Top has been a success and the implications of Scott Brown's election as U.S. Senator. Then Amber gives us the scoop on a new evaluation of Head Start and Rate that Reform guards its private property.
How could those two things be related? The priceless combination of Mike's baby-caused sleep-deprived state and Rick's witty plug for his forthcoming tome, of course. All while they chew over whether the Race to the Top has been a success and the implications of Scott Brown's election as U.S. Senator. Then Amber gives us the scoop on a new evaluation of Head Start and Rate that Reform guards its private property.
This week, Rick and Stafford contemplate eleventh-hour RTT-minded legislation, the most creative ideas from AEI's and Fordham's conference on school finance, and Randi's overtures on teacher quality. Then Amber explains the new NAPCS state charter law rankings and Rate that Reform forgets English.
This week, Rick and Stafford contemplate eleventh-hour RTT-minded legislation, the most creative ideas from AEI's and Fordham's conference on school finance, and Randi's overtures on teacher quality. Then Amber explains the new NAPCS state charter law rankings and Rate that Reform forgets English.
This week, Rick and Stafford discuss the role of social media in schools, new education leadership graduate programs, and 2010 resolutions for Arne Duncan. Then Amber tells us about new research that further debunks "learning style" theory and Rate that Reform is on paternity leave. (Not really?Mike is on paternity leave, but RTR wanted a vacation, too.)
This week, Rick and Stafford discuss the role of social media in schools, new education leadership graduate programs, and 2010 resolutions for Arne Duncan. Then Amber tells us about new research that further debunks "learning style" theory and Rate that Reform is on paternity leave. (Not really?Mike is on paternity leave, but RTR wanted a vacation, too.)
Mike and Rick reunite to finish out the year with a bang (even though Mike's voice was a froggy whimper). This week, they discuss the tracking-detracking debate, Kevin Williamson's treatise on price transparency, and the future of Detroit. Then, Amber tells us about a new study on teacher turnover in charter schools and Rate that Reform talks pregnancy.

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