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Mike and Janie hit hard with talk of the proposed budgets, racial classifications, and Michelle Rhee?s legacy. Amber taps the minds of school-board members while Chris yells ?No one puts baby in a cage?or a corner!?
Mike and Janie hit hard with talk of the proposed budgets, racial classifications, and Michelle Rhee?s legacy. Amber taps the minds of school-board members while Chris yells ?No one puts baby in a cage?or a corner!?
With vocal deftness, Mike and Rick?Amber, too?discuss leadership in school turnaround efforts, collective-bargaining rights, and the need (or lack thereof) for state boards of education. Daniela channels Tom Loveless, noting that the U.S. has never been on top in international tests, and Chris reminds us that schools shouldn?t be like Santa Claus.
With vocal deftness, Mike and Rick?Amber, too?discuss leadership in school turnaround efforts, collective-bargaining rights, and the need (or lack thereof) for state boards of education. Daniela channels Tom Loveless, noting that the U.S. has never been on top in international tests, and Chris reminds us that schools shouldn?t be like Santa Claus.
Mike jousts (verbally, of course) with Dave DeSchryver, a Washington insider and Whiteboard Advisors consultant, on the State of the Union, NAEP science results, and D.C. education politics. Amber wishes CAP had named names, and Chris plays robo-calling cop.
Mike jousts (verbally, of course) with Dave DeSchryver, a Washington insider and Whiteboard Advisors consultant, on the State of the Union, NAEP science results, and D.C. education politics. Amber wishes CAP had named names, and Chris plays robo-calling cop.
Mike welcomes Stephanie Saroki of Seton Education Partners to this week?s Pardon the Gadfly. They lament Catholic school closures in NYC, opine on virtual education, and get heady talking ethnic-studies courses. Amber offers more proof on the detriments of ?last hired, first fired? and Chris shakes his fist at do-gooders who want kids to drop out of school.
Mike welcomes Stephanie Saroki of Seton Education Partners to this week?s Pardon the Gadfly. They lament Catholic school closures in NYC, opine on virtual education, and get heady talking ethnic-studies courses. Amber offers more proof on the detriments of ?last hired, first fired? and Chris shakes his fist at do-gooders who want kids to drop out of school.
Sara "the belle of Belleweather Education" Mead joins Mike to discuss StudentsFirst, PISA results, and "Chinese parenting." Amber reminds us that NAEP and the Common Core aren't the same and Chris details the difference between student-athletes and slave-laborers.
Sara "the belle of Belleweather Education" Mead joins Mike to discuss StudentsFirst, PISA results, and "Chinese parenting." Amber reminds us that NAEP and the Common Core aren't the same and Chris details the difference between student-athletes and slave-laborers.

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