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This week, Petrilli and guest co-host Palmieri ponder DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's new teaching and learning standards, Los Angeles's school outsourcing plan, and Detroit's attempt to solve bankruptcy by spending more money. Then Amber tells us about a new EEPA study on curriculum similarity and Mickey sits in on Rate that Reform with a mass dress code fiasco.
Mike and Rick discuss the education angle to the healthcare debate, school district PR campaigns to win back students and Race to the Top's influence on education policy. Then Amber tells us about the relationship between school voucher programs and diagnosing students as disabled. Finally, Rate that Reform tackles teaching the Bible in schools.
It's a Mike and Rick reunion, during which, amid much catching up, they discuss the tweaking of mayoral control in New York City, the slashing of school busing in some districts (figuratively, not literally), and the changes to Rhode Island's teacher evaluation systems. Then Amber explains Marguerite Roza's latest rapid response paper and Rate that Reform travels to Asia (just like many members of Congress).
It's a Mike and Rick reunion, during which, amid much catching up, they discuss the tweaking of mayoral control in New York City, the slashing of school busing in some districts (figuratively, not literally), and the changes to Rhode Island's teacher evaluation systems. Then Amber explains Marguerite Roza's latest rapid response paper and Rate that Reform travels to Asia (just like many members of Congress).
This week, Andy is back as guest co-host, joined by our Rick. They discuss the New York Times debate on standardized tests, whether Race to the Top needs a lesson in humility, and the chutzpah of teacher unions recruiting members at successful charter schools. Amber talks Master's degrees and compensation in her Research Minute and Rate that Reform grades the "pay-off-the-teacher-so-you-don?t-have-to-participate" tactic.
This week, Andy is back as guest co-host, joined by our Rick. They discuss the New York Times debate on standardized tests, whether Race to the Top needs a lesson in humility, and the chutzpah of teacher unions recruiting members at successful charter schools. Amber talks Master's degrees and compensation in her Research Minute and Rate that Reform grades the "pay-off-the-teacher-so-you-don?t-have-to-participate" tactic.
Mike declares the podcast coup over as he returns from his travels. He and Andy Smarick, now officially a routine guest host, discuss Duncan's Race to the Top criteria, Fordham's new graduation-rate primer, and Florida's template "poof" phrases on the state test. Then Amber, much tanner and rested but still bringing a research punch, discusses CEP's latest report on the test score "plateau effect." Stafford finishes up with a teacher party gone wild--and paid for with public dollars--on Rate that Reform.
Mike declares the podcast coup over as he returns from his travels. He and Andy Smarick, now officially a routine guest host, discuss Duncan's Race to the Top criteria, Fordham's new graduation-rate primer, and Florida's template "poof" phrases on the state test. Then Amber, much tanner and rested but still bringing a research punch, discusses CEP's latest report on the test score "plateau effect." Stafford finishes up with a teacher party gone wild--and paid for with public dollars--on Rate that Reform.
With Mike and Rick playing hooky, Andy and Stafford stage a coup of the podcast. They discuss Obama's solidarity speech to the NAACP, the end of privately-paid-for teacher aides in New York City, and a stimulus funding snafu that's left Arizona $250 million in the red. With Amber on vacation, we then skip to Mickey's Rate that Mascot and the reemergence of the summertime Gentleman's C.
With Mike and Rick playing hooky, Andy and Stafford stage a coup of the podcast. They discuss Obama's solidarity speech to the NAACP, the end of privately-paid-for teacher aides in New York City, and a stimulus funding snafu that's left Arizona $250 million in the red. With Amber on vacation, we then skip to Mickey's Rate that Mascot and the reemergence of the summertime Gentleman's C.

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