public education

October 13, 2015
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Dr. Pedro A. Noguera On Charter Schools & Public Education Nationally

October 13, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc speaks with Dr. Pedro A. Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies on the issue of charter schools.
January 12, 2015
Role of teachers in education system

What Should The Role Of Teachers Be In Our Education System?

January 9, 2015 - Hour 2 - We bring an insightful and informative panel discussion that we recorded last month at the Maryland State Education Association's 2014 Education Policy Forum in Annapolis. Three dedicated and enthusiastic educators talked about what the role of teachers should be in our education system.
March 13, 2014
Chicago Schools Strike

Public Education: Protesting the MSAs & Impact of Chicago Teacher’s Strike

March 13, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the topic of Education, as we hear from students who have written poems to protest the Maryland School Assessment, or MSA, tests. Then, we take a look at the 2012 Chicago Teachers' Strike, with Micah Uetricht, author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity.
December 5, 2013
Common Core Curriculum

Discussion of the Common Core Curriculum

December 5, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin our show with a discussion of the Common Core Curriculum. Our guests are Dr. Sandra Stotsky, former member of Common Core's Validation Committee, and Dr. Morna McDermott, one of the administrators for Opt Out.
September 30, 2013
Common Core

Common Core: Is It Needed? & How Do We Implement It?

September 30, 2013 - Segment 1 - Our first topic today is the Common Core, educational standards intended to bring curricula that vary from state-to-state into alignment with one other. We begin our conversation by examining the theory behind Common Core and then move into a discussion of its implementation.
July 30, 2013
Maryland State Assessment Results

Education Roundtable: State Standardized Tests & Common Core Curriculum

July 30, 2013 - Hour 1 - We host an education roundtable of guests to discuss whether there should be a moratorium on state standardized testing, and debate the coming Common Core curriculum.
July 26, 2013
Chicago Public Schools, School Closings

Chicago & Baltimore Dialogue On The Future Of Education

July 26, 2013 - Hour 2 - We open a dialogue between two cities facing tough decisions on the future of education and schools: Chicago and Baltimore. Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that 50 schools in the district will be closed, and Baltimore City's plan for the coming decade includes closing underutilized schools and placing emphasis on renovations and new school construction.