Voices of Education
About This Show
The purpose of this podcast is to bring the Voices of Education together. Stakeholders from throughout the world of education appear weekly to share thoughts, stories, insights, and perspectives from within the field of education. Guests include educators, researchers, policy makers, edupreneurs and other thought leaders from around the globe.
Voices of Education premiered in August 2016, and is hosted by a practicing high school teacher, Mike Whalen, at the Flint Podcasting Company in Flint, Michigan. Mike Whalen has a Master’s degree in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and serves on his local Board of Education.
Most Recent Episode
7. State of Michigan's Public Schools | Dr. Carol Klenow
Dr. Carol Klenow has been a teacher, superintendent, and Board of Education member in the State of Michigan. She discusses the history of Michigan's education funding model, the shortage of Michigan Board of Education members, and the shifting climate around education in the State of Michigan over the course of her career. Some of the topics discussed include: Obstacles Michigan Board Members face Key Traits of a superintendent Michigan's Shifting Funding Model The Erosion of Local Decision Making in Michigan School closures based on standardized tests Superintendent Search Candidates Michigan Superintendent and Teacher Retention Resources From This Episode: Help Wanted: Michigan faces shortage of school board candidates by Michigan Public Radio: http://michiganradio.org/post/help-wanted-michigan-faces-shortage-school-board-candidates Thank you, Dr. Klenow, for sharing your insights on this episode!