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25 minutes | 5 days ago
Ep. 175 - Jan. 19, 2021 - New and Emerging Obstacles Facing Charter Schools
The senior director of PRI's Center for Education, Lance Izumi, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Izumi's new research, which details the obstacles students trapped in failing schools face when trying to switch to charter schools Izumi's research brief, "New Obstacles Hinder Students Trapped in Failing Schools from Escaping to Charter Schools," is available now. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-brief-new-obstacles-hinder-students-trapped-in-failing-schools-from-escaping-to-charter-schools-301200866.html
23 minutes | 13 days ago
Ep. 174 - Jan. 11, 2021 - "Release Time" Pay for Union Leaders Is Challenged in New Jersey Lawsuit
The director of National Litigation & General counsel for the Goldwater Institute, Jon Riches, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court, which will decide whether taxpayers will be required to pay for teachers' release time. An op-ed by Riches and Justin Meyers, "The N.J. Teachers Who Get Paid Not to Teach," is available at the Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-n-j-teachers-who-get-paid-not-to-teach-11609710168
24 minutes | 20 days ago
Ep. 173 - Jan. 4, 2021 - The Future of Results-Based Accountability in Education
A Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Chester E. Finn, Jr., joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Finn's new policy analysis, which looks into the state of school accountability five years after the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Finn's analysis, "School Accountability — Past, Present, and Future," is available now: https://www.hoover.org/research/school-accountability-past-present-and-future
25 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 172 - Dec. 21, 2020 - Reopening in the Shadow of Covid-19
A resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Nat Malkus, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how schools have dealt with reopening amid the Covid-19 pandemic, including the different options available to districts. Malkus' report, "Reopening in the shadow of COVID-19: Beginning the first full coronavirus school year," is available now. https://www.aei.org/research-products/report/reopening-in-the-shadow-of-covid-19-beginning-the-first-full-coronavirus-school-year/
29 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 171 - Dec. 14, 2020: Toward Equitable School Choice
U.S. education needs more flexibility and adaptability, less rigidity, a new Hoover Education Success Initiative report finds. A Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Christopher Ruszkowski, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss "Toward Equitable School Choice," a new policy analysis by Peterson and released as part of the Hoover Education Success Initiative. Read the full report here: https://www.hoover.org/research/toward-equitable-school-choice
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 170 - Dec.7, 2020 - How Online Learning Is Unleashing Innovation
The President and CEO of the Aurora Institute, Susan Patrick, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how schools can continue to adapt to remote learning environments.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 169 - Nov. 30, 2020 - Adding Transparency and Equity with Weighted Student Funding
A research professor at Georgetown University and director of the Edunomics Lab, Marguerite Roza, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new Edunomics Lab study on weighted student funding, which investigates the spending patterns and student outcomes in school districts. The full study is available here: https://edunomicslab.org/2020/10/29/wsfstudy/
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 168 - Nov. 23, 2020 - Gap in Funding Grows Between Charters, Traditional Public Schools
A professor of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas, Patrick J. Wolf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Wolf's new research, which explores the funding inequities between charter and traditional schools in 18 cities across the country. The report, "Charter School Funding: Inequity Surges in the Cities," by Wolf, Corey A. DeAngelis, Larry D. Maloney and Jay F. May, is available now: https://scdp.uark.edu/charter-school-funding-inequity-surges-in-the-cities
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 167 - Nov. 16, 2020 - Belmont University School of Education Dean Wayne D. Lewis, Jr.
The Dead of the Belmont University School of Education, Wayne D. Lewis Jr., joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss teacher effectiveness, and how schools of education can better prepare teachers for the classroom.
22 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 166 - Nov. 9, 2020 - Fordham Institute President Mike Petrilli
The president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Mike Petrilli, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the results of the 2020 presidential election, and what it could mean for education in the United States.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 165 - Nov. 2, 2020 - Politics and Unions, Not Public Health, Explain School Closures
An assistant professor of political science at Boston College, Michael Hartney, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new study by Hartney and Leslie Finger, which links school district decisions on whether to reopen schools to how those areas voted in the 2016 presidential election.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 164 - Oct. 26, 2020 - A Close Look at the Economics of the Pandemic
An Associate Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, Ryan Sullivan, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Sullivan's recent op-ed, which outlines why schools should resume in-person classes.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 163 - Oct. 19, 2020 - Settlement Is Reached in Delaware Schools Lawsuit
The co-leader of the Eversheds Sutherland Business and Commercial Litigation team, Rocco E. Testani, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a recently settled adequacy lawsuit in Delaware. The plaintiffs originally alleged that students in Delaware, particularly disadvantaged students defined as low income, English learners and students with disabilities, were not receiving an adequate education in that state under its constitution. Testani was the lead attorney in the case, defending the state.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 162 - Oct. 13, 2020 - Why California's Democratic Governor Vetoed Ethnic Studies
A Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Williamson M. Evers, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom's veto of AB 331, a bill that would have made an ethnic studies course a high school graduation requirement.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 161 - Oct. 5, 2020 - Preparing Better Teachers
The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, Kate Walsh, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss several issues surrounding teachers, including how they are adjusting to online instruction amid Covid-19, how to best prepare young teachers for the profession, and how to teach the history of slavery in the classroom.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 160 - Sept. 28, 2020 - Stanford's Dr. Bendavid on Effect of Stricter Coronavirus Lockdowns
An associate professor of medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Eran Bendavid, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the risks and benefits of restrictive Covid-19 shutdown policies in different countries, and the related effects on the spread of the disease.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 159 - Sept. 21, 2020 -A $14 Trillion Loss from Coronavirus-Related School Closures
The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Hanushek's new study, which calculates the expected losses to the annual GDP incurred by the Covid-19 shutdown of schools.
16 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 158 - Sept. 14, 2020 - Student Achievement Growing More Rapidly in Charters
A Post Doctoral Researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School, M. Danish Shakeel, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss their new study, which shows greater gains in student achievement by students in charter schools than their counterparts in traditional district schools. "Charter Schools Show Steeper Upward Trend in Student Achievement than District Schools," by Shakeel Peterson, is available now. https://www.educationnext.org/charter-schools-show-steeper-upward-trend-student-achievement-first-nationwide-study
19 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 157 - Sept. 8, 2020 - Research Links School Vouchers and Reduction in Criminal Activity
The director of school choice at Reason Foundation and an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute, Corey DeAngelis, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss DeAngelis' new study which finds a correlation between receiving a school voucher in Milwaukee and a reduction in criminal activity. "Private School Choice and Character: More Evidence from Milwaukee," by DeAngelis and Patrick J. Wolf, is available now. http://journal.apee.org/index.php/Parte3_2020_Journal_of_Private_Enterprise_Vol_35_No_3_Fall
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Replay - Aug. 31, 2020 - Condoleezza Rice on the "Deep Visceral Wounds of Slavery"
In a replay of this important conversation from July 13, 2020, the 66th Secretary of State and The Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at Stanford University, Condoleeza Rice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how school choice can help lower-income families get more of out the public education system, and how systemic change will be necessary to improve racial equality in America. Rice's op-ed in the Washington Post, "This moment cries out for us to confront race in America," is available now. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/04/condoleezza-rice-moment-confront-race-america/
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