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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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.