The Education Gadfly Show

Mike volleys with special guest Checker Finn in this week?s podcast. The topics they serve up? Education governance, cheating on standardized tests, and the NEA?s ?reform? efforts. Amber slams an ace with a new NBER study. And Chris calls a fault on one school?s no-pix policy.
Mike tries to censor Rick?s free speech as the two discuss pension reform in New Jersey, Common Core conservatism, and violent video games. Amber fills in for Bob Barker and Chris Tessone makes sense of education finance in a new segment called ?Dollars and Sense.?
Mike tries to censor Rick?s free speech as the two discuss pension reform in New Jersey, Common Core conservatism, and violent video games. Amber fills in for Bob Barker and Chris Tessone makes sense of education finance in a new segment called ?Dollars and Sense.?
Mike sits down with guest host Richard (Lee) Colvin of Ed Sector to hash out what Michigan?s new reform efforts may mean for Detroit, what the CCSSO accountability blueprint may mean for the feds, and what NAEP history scores may mean for the country. Amber puts a magnifying glass on teacher pensions in charter schools and Chris crosses the pond to play Cowboys and Indians.
Mike sits down with guest host Richard (Lee) Colvin of Ed Sector to hash out what Michigan?s new reform efforts may mean for Detroit, what the CCSSO accountability blueprint may mean for the feds, and what NAEP history scores may mean for the country. Amber puts a magnifying glass on teacher pensions in charter schools and Chris crosses the pond to play Cowboys and Indians.
Mike and Rick are el fuego this week, blasting Duncan?s new reform proposal, districts? cost-cutting concerns, and over-hyped edu-entrepreneurs. Amber breaks down NAEP history results and Chris dares to question D.A.R.E.
Mike and Rick are el fuego this week, blasting Duncan?s new reform proposal, districts? cost-cutting concerns, and over-hyped edu-entrepreneurs. Amber breaks down NAEP history results and Chris dares to question D.A.R.E.
After some good old-fashioned low-brow fun, Mike and Rick launch into an erudite conversation on teacher evaluations and Race to the Top, the political perils of tough-love school reform, and the correct role of education philanthropies. Amber finds benefit in gifted-education programs, and Chris tells overbearing parents to get off Facebook?and get a life.
Mike and Rick talk substantively (for a change) about: Clark County?s education blueprint, private special-education service providers, and utopian hopes for turnarounds. Amber geeks out with stats from the latest Condition of Education and Chris audibles for a Texas high school football stadium.
Mike and Rick talk substantively (for a change) about: Clark County?s education blueprint, private special-education service providers, and utopian hopes for turnarounds. Amber geeks out with stats from the latest Condition of Education and Chris audibles for a Texas high school football stadium.

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