#925: We need more curriculum oversight, with Robert Pondiscio
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
6d ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow at Fordham and the American Enterprise Institute, joins Mike and David to discuss the lack of curriculum oversight in American schools. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber examines a new study of whether aspiring teachers’ professional references predict their later performance. Recommended content:  “How public schools became ideological boot camps” —Robert Pondiscio, The Free Press “Taking curriculum implementation seriously” —Robert Pondiscio, Fordham Institute Dan Goldhaber, Cyrus Grout, and Malcolm Wolff ..read more
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#923: Debating school funding inequities, with Alex Spurrier
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
2w ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Alex Spurrier, an associate partner at Bellwether, joins Mike and David to discuss whether schools in low-income neighborhoods receive less funding than their affluent counterparts. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber examines a new study investigating state finance reforms that secure lasting budget increases for districts. Recommended content:  Alex Spurrier, Bonnie O’Keefe, and Biko McMillan, “Leveling the landscape: An analysis of K–12 funding inequities within metro areas,” Bellwether (May 2024).  "Low- and high-income schools now r ..read more
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#922: Redesigning high school diplomas, with Dr. Katie Jenner
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
3w ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Dr. Katie Jenner, the Indiana secretary of education, joins Mike and David to discuss a proposed, alternative high school diploma in the Hoosier state. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber examines a new study investigating early indicators for college readiness. Recommended content:  “Indiana’s new diplomas emphasize flexibility for older students, but some requirements are controversial” —Chalkbeat “We all agree that college isn’t for everyone. We should start acting like it.” —Michael Petrilli, Fordham Institute  Brian Holzman and Hora ..read more
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#921: Rethinking reading comprehension instruction, with Daniel Buck
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1M ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Daniel Buck, Fordham’s policy and editorial associate, joins Mike and David to discuss whether and how elementary schools should teach reading comprehension. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber examines a new study investigating the short- and long-term impacts of school closures in the 1990s. Recommended content:  Daniel Buck, “Think again: Should elementary schools teach reading comprehension?” Fordham Institute (May 2024).  "At long last, E.D. Hirsch, Jr. gets his due: New research shows big benefits from Core Knowledge” —Robert Pondi ..read more
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#920: Integration and charter schools, with Brian Kisida
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1M ago
In a special National Charter Schools Week Education Gadfly Show podcast, Brian Kisida, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, joins Mike and David to discuss whether charters have impeded racial integration in American schools. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber examines a new study investigating if intensive English learner programs benefit students. Recommended content:  “70 years after Brown v. Board of Education, new research shows rise in school segregation” —Carrie Spector, Stanford Education Tomas Monarrez, Brian Kisida, and Matthew M. Chingos. “The effect of char ..read more
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#919: Why we should teach the history of human progress, with Marian Tupy
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1M ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Marian Tupy, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and the founder and editor of HumanProgress.org, joins Mike and David to discuss the incredible progress that humanity has made over millennia, and what schools might do to better teach kids that our past, present, and future is not all doom and gloom. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber examines a new study investigating if education savings accounts increase tuition costs at private schools. Recommended content:  Ten global trends every smart person should know: And many others you will fin ..read more
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#917: The end of Chevron Deference, with Joshua Dunn
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
2M ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Joshua Dunn, Executive Director of the Institute of American Civics at the University of Tennessee, joins Mike and David to discuss how public schools will be affected by the end of the Chevron deference—the judicial doctrine in which courts defer to federal agencies’ reasonable interpretations of ambiguous statutes. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber examines a new paper criticizing the famous STAR class size study. Recommended content:  “Fishing for rules” —Joshua Dunn, Education Next “The case for the supreme court to overturn Chevron Def ..read more
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#915: Eliminating school boundaries, with Derrell Bradford
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
2M ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Derrell Bradford, the president of 50CAN, joins Mike and David to discuss a new coalition called No More Lines that seeks to end residency requirements for public schools. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber reports on a new study examining whether ESSER funding influenced spending on school personnel. Recommended content:  “Coalition Challenges Residency Requirements for Public Schools” —Jo Napolitano, The 74 “America’s private public schools” —Michael Petrilli and Janie Scull, Fordham Institute Dan Goldhaber, Grace Falken, and Roddy Theobal ..read more
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#914: A comprehensive vision for conservative education reform, with Rick Hess
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
2M ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Rick Hess, the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Mike and David to discuss his new book, Getting Education Right. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber reports on a new study examining how civics educators taught about and framed the 2020 election. Recommended content:  "Getting education right: A conservative vision for improving early childhood, K–12, and college” —Frederick Hess and Michael McShane “Four states are leading the charge for conservative education reform” —Frederick Hess and Michael ..read more
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#913: Advancing cross-partisan education policies, with Lorén Cox and Karen Nussle
The Education Gadfly Show
by Thomas B. Fordham Institute
3M ago
On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Lorén Cox, the policy director for the Education and Society program at the Aspen Institute, and Karen Nussle, the founder and CEO of Ripple Communications, join Mike and David to discuss how cross-partisanship—both sides agreeing on the same conclusion for disparate reasons—benefits education. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber reports on a new study examining how college achievement and retention is affected by “corequisite” remedial classes—meaning those taken at the same time as, not before, the course requiring the remediation. Recommended co ..read more
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