A weekly podcast highlighting education policy news, hosted by Paul E. Peterson, Senior editor of Education Next
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.