5,041Aug 1, 2011
After Words with Steven Brill
The founder of The American Lawyer magazine and Court TV tells the story of a coalition of unlikely allies in the fight to change a school system that many parents believe is failing the ...
5,003Feb 24, 2012
Book Discussion on America the Beautiful
Ben Carson presented his thoughts on America’s current social and political landscape. He examined the similarities between empires that declined and the United States and posited what ...
3,705Mar 7, 2009
Book Discussion on Weapons of Mass Instruction
John Taylor Gatto talked about his book Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling (New Society Publishers; October 1, 2008). ...
3,562Aug 22, 2011
Reforming Early Education
Panelists talked about early childhood education programs. Among the topics they addressed were improving Head Start programs, school accountability, education funding, and monitoring the ...
2,963Nov 30, 2010
Governor Christie Remarks
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave the keynote address at a day-long forum on education reform. He focused on continuing efforts to improve New Jersey schools and lessons learned for other ...
2,859Mar 10, 2010
After Words with Diane Ravitch
A former assistant secretary of education and Brookings Institution fellow analyzes what she calls the death of the American school system through too much testing. She spoke with ...
2,563Jun 24, 2010
Q&A with Madeleine Sackler
Madeleine Sackler talked about the documentary The Lottery which she directed and produced. The documentary tells the story of how children are chosen to participate in charter schools ...
2,288Apr 9, 2012
Book Discussion on Multiplication Is for White People
Lisa Delpit contends that recent public education reform efforts, from No Child Left Behind to the proliferation of charter schools, have failed to assist African-American students and address an ...
2,277Oct 2, 2012
Secretary Arne Duncan on Education Reform
Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the achievements of the Obama administration and his department in kindergarten through twelfth grade education during the preceding four years. He also noted ...
2,100Feb 8, 2011
Book Discussion on A Chance to Make History
Wendy Kopp talked about her book A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (PublicAffairs, 2011). In her book the founder of ...
1,752Oct 21, 2009
Book Discussion on The Making of Americans
E.D. Hirsch, Jr., talked about his book The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools (Yale University Press; September 15, 2009). In his book he argues that rejection of academic ...
1,728Mar 12, 2010
Weekly Presidential Address
President Obama delivered his weekly address and talked about the education plan for elementary and secondary schools he will submit next week. This plan will replace the No Child Left Behind ...
1,531Oct 16, 2012
Presidential Advisers on Education Reform
Education policy advisers from the Obama and Romney campaigns debated education policy, the role of the federal government in education, and the best practices in closing achievement gaps in the ...
1,466Dec 3, 2004
Disabilities Education Improvement Bill Signing
With Republican and Democratic ‘Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’ sponsors and others standing behind him, President Bush thanked Rep. Castle, Senator Kennedy and other ...
1,450Oct 9, 2013
Book Discussion on I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai and her father spoke about her book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai, who lived in the Swat ...
1,355Jul 21, 2010
Book Discussion on Not Written in Stone
Kyle Ward examined how history textbooks have depicted historical subjects and events over a span of time. In each chapter of his book he looks at a specific historical topic, from Pocahontas ...
1,332Dec 23, 2003
Book Discussion on No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Education
Ms. Thernstrom talked about the book she co-authored with her husband, No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the racial ...
1,253Oct 17, 2012
Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the ...
1,220Feb 11, 2011
Book Discussion on The Bee Eater
In his book The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District, Richard Whitmire recounts the personal and professional life of former Washington, D.C., school ...
959Jul 12, 2008
Book Discussion on Real Education
Charles Murray talked about his book, Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality (Crown Forum; August 19, 2008). The book takes a critical look at ...
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