The Education Gadfly Show

This week, we welcome guest co-host Andy Smarick. He and Mike discuss the DC voucher program's slow death, Obama's overseas mea culpas, and Tucson's plans to ditch principals. Then, Amber tells us about the updated Calder study on high school TFA teachers and Rate that Reform talks old-school poisoning.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the Department's stimulus guidance, the Boston Teachers Union's rejection of TFA, and NCTAF's ominous predictions about teacher retirements and pensions. Then, Amber explains the details of the new IES study on the DC voucher program and Rate that Reform gets smutty (but just a little)
This week, Mike and Rick discuss the Department's stimulus guidance, the Boston Teachers Union's rejection of TFA, and NCTAF's ominous predictions about teacher retirements and pensions. Then, Amber explains the details of the new IES study on the DC voucher program and Rate that Reform gets smutty (but just a little)
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Fordham's new voucher paper, the future of private school choice as a viable ed policy strategy, and whether students should be able to check off more than one box when listing their race. Then Amber explains the new RAND study of charter schools and Rate that Reform is infected with March Madness.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Fordham's new voucher paper, the future of private school choice as a viable ed policy strategy, and whether students should be able to check off more than one box when listing their race. Then Amber explains the new RAND study of charter schools and Rate that Reform is infected with March Madness.
Mike is back but, alas, without any Argentinean headphones. This week, he and Rick discuss the troubles with teaching ELL students, the strength (or lack thereof) of federal levers in education, and KIPP's flirtation with turnaround schools in Philadelphia. Then Amber tells us about the effectiveness of educational software and Rate that Reform reviews Ebay basics.
This week, Mike and Rick contemplate Deval Patrick's appointment to the Achieve board, English language learners' stellar strides in Maryland and Virginia, and the chilly reality of a cold cheese sandwich. Then Amber tells us about a new math curriculum study from IES and Rate that Reform tackles classroom refrigeration.
This week, Mike and Rick contemplate Deval Patrick's appointment to the Achieve board, English language learners' stellar strides in Maryland and Virginia, and the chilly reality of a cold cheese sandwich. Then Amber tells us about a new math curriculum study from IES and Rate that Reform tackles classroom refrigeration.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss increasing class size, increasing the federal role (and New York Times' na?vet?), and decreasing school years in Oregon. Then Amber gives us the low down on Tom Loveless's new Brown Center report on education and Rate that Reform explains the death of fun at school dances.
This week, Mike and Rick discuss Fordham and Northwest Evaluation Association's latest report, The Accountability Illusion (after John Cronin, one of the authors and studio guest, gives us a Research Half Minute), what to make of Arne's $650 million, and Milwaukee's flirtation with mayoral control. Then Amber tell us about a new Mathematica and IES report that's not really about alternative certification, and Rate that Reform frowns on facial ornaments in Central Florida.

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