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"Organic Grunge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ep. 218 - Nov. 18, 2020: Can Biden Forgive Student Loan Debt?
A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Beth Akers, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the prospects of student loan forgiveness in a Biden presidential administration.
Ep. 217 - Nov. 11, 2020: Lamar Alexander and K–12 Education
A Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Chester E. Finn, Jr., joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Sen. Lamar Alexander's impact on K-12 education over more than 50 years in government.
Finn's article, "Leadership Makes a Difference: Lamar Alexander and K–12 Education," is available now.
Ep. 216 - Oct. 28, 2020: Banning For-Profit Charter Schools?
The director of national research at EdChoice, Michael Q. McShane, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the controversy surrounding for-profit charter schools.
Ep. 215 - Oct. 21, 2020: Has the Supreme Court Paved the Way for Religious Charter Schools?
The Director of the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Joshua Dunn, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the lasting impact of the Supreme Court's Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue decision. They also discuss Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing and her potential effect on the court.
Ep. 214 - Oct. 14, 2020: Teaching the Declaration of Independence with a Video Game
A professor at Harvard University and the director of the Democratic Knowledge Project, Danielle S. Allen, and the CEO of Amplify, Larry Berger, join Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Portrait of a Tyrant, a video game designed for students to learn about the Declaration of Independence.
The game is available for free at portraitofatyrant.com.
Ep. 213 - Oct. 7, 2020: Teaching in the Online Classroom
Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West is joined by the author of “Teaching in the Online Classroom,” Doug Lemov, and by educators Hilary Lewis and Hannah Solomon, to discuss how teachers and students can best adapt to an online learning environment.