Wed, 27 August 2014
Journalist Dana Goldstein author of the new book The Teachers Wars, explains why teachers are held responsible for the American inequality crisis, if we want teachers to make a broader impact why we need structural policy solutions, the gendered dynamics of teaching, why we can't support teaching in the age of austerity, the policy implications of merit pay, how the Obama Administration helped create the standardized test hysteria, what tests are meant for, the historical roots of the Teach For America model, what we can do to support teachers and what really harms inner city schools.
On The Fun Half: nine year old given Uzi and accidentally kills shooting instructor, New York Times declines to endorse Andrew Cuomo, why poverty is always the issue in education, President Obama's ambitious new global climate push, Random Rush and your calls and IMs.
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