We open our show with a discussion of the Baltimore City Public Schools' policy of offering financial incentives to teachers in order to reduce the number of out-of-school student suspensions. We're joined by:
We take a look at the newly released Baltimore City school system's 10 year plan, which would close some schools and renovate others over the next decade to deal with infrastructural problems. Joining us to discuss the plan and some of the controversy surrounding it are:
We speak with S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent for Baltimore County schools. We will speak to him about his experience leading Baltimore County schools since he started in mid-2012, as well as his past experience as chief middle schools officer in Houston, Texas.
Audits of the Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) have revealed issues with bookkeeping, debt collection, and millions of unaccounted-for dollars in overtime and overpayment to employees and contractors.
We will discuss the issue of truancy and prevention programs in Baltimore City with
The Chicago teachers' strike is in its second day, with almost 30,000 teachers and support staff walking out over reforms proposed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff. We discuss what the strike means for not just unions but teachers' work lives and the future direction of education in America. Our guests are:
In the aftermath of the shooting at Perry Hall High School, we take a look at violence in our schools and what can we do about it. We are joined by:
Education advocates in Baltimore say that over 70% of Baltimore public schools are in need of major renovation or replacement. Some of them join us this hour to discuss efforts to allocate funding to improving Baltimore school facilities, which will take an estimated 2.8 billion dollars. Our guests are Terrel Williams, teacher at Holabird Academy, Briana Wills, senior at Baltimore Freedom A