The Education Gadfly Show

Mayor de Blasio’s school plan, low American math scores, the intersection of standards and charters, and school management.
The midterm elections, Common Core math confusion, Joel Klein, and teacher selection tools.
The testing pushback, a college boost for poor kids, adolescent readers, and school-supporting nonprofits.
The benefits of live theater, how and whether to discipline, detrimental reading tests, and relative school costs.
Civil rights, Christopher Columbus, D.C. school spending, and teacher prep.
Philly’s budget woes, waiver revocations, NYC school grades, and postsecondary education for the disadvantaged.
Common Core reading wars, union endorsements of convicted felons, schools that encourage patriotism, and the health of the charter movement. Gadfly Studios | October 1, 2014
Independence scotched, letting 16-year-olds vote, destructive school boards, think tank journalism, and a deep dive on instructional practices. Amber's Research Minute " Examining the Relationship Between Teachers' Instructional Practices and Students' Mathematics Achievement ," by Janine M...
CCSS myths, noncognitive skills, Dana Goldstein, and gifted ed.
Michelle and Alyssa discuss the lack of male teachers, Bill Gates’s Big History Project, and rating schools with classroom grades. Amber tells us whether school superintendents are vital or irrelevant.