September 23, 2009 – Hour 1

Today’s show is part of our ongoing series with Urbanite Magazine. In this month’s Learning Issue, former Baltimore Sun reporter Sara Neufeld looks at the looming reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, and how Maryland will be affected by possible changes in the way we test and measure student achievement. You can read her article, Testing in Progress, at the Urbanite website.

Joining Marc to weigh in on the merits of standardized testing and national education standards were:

Khalilah Harris, Executive Director of the Baltimore Freedom Academy Foundation and founder of the Baltimore Freedom Academy

Matthew Hornbeck, Principal of Hampstead Hill Academy

Linda Perlstein, author of Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade