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

    Ep. 154 - Aug. 10, 2020 - Richard Komer on Espinoza Decision and Possibilities for School Choice

    Ep. 154 - Aug. 10, 2020 - Richard Komer on Espinoza Decision and Possibilities for School Choice

    A former senior attorney at the Institute of Justice and the lead attorney in the Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue case, Richard Komer, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the outcome of that Supreme Court case, and what it could mean for school choice going forward.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 153 - Aug. 3, 2020 - The Pandemic Is Killing Standardized Testing and Accountability

    Ep. 153 - Aug. 3, 2020 - The Pandemic Is Killing Standardized Testing and Accountability

    A Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and co-author of "Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present and Future of Advanced Placement," Chester E. Finn, Jr., joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss standardized testing, and how higher education is moving away from requiring tests as part of the application process amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

    "Favoritism, rich parents getting new kinds of advantages for their kids, the lacrosse coach and the speech coach and the trip to Bhutan will end up counting for more rather than less, because there won't be an SAT score," Finn warns.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 152 - July 27, 2020 - Thomas Sowell's "Charter Schools and Their Enemies"

    Ep. 152 - July 27, 2020 - Thomas Sowell's "Charter Schools and Their Enemies"

    A senior fellow and vice president for external affairs at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Robert Pondiscio, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Thomas Sowell's new book, Charter Schools and Their Enemies, and the heavy criticism that charters currently face.

    Pondiscio's review, "Charter Schools and Their Enemies: At 90, Thomas Sowell reminds charter schools how to fight. And why," is available now.

    https://www.educationnext.org/charter-schools-and-their-enemies-thomas-sowell-book-review/

    • 21 min
    Ep. 151 - July 20, 2020 - Condoleezza Rice on the "Deep Visceral Wounds of Slavery"

    Ep. 151 - July 20, 2020 - Condoleezza Rice on the "Deep Visceral Wounds of Slavery"

    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/

    • 25 min
    Ep. 150 - July 8, 2020 - How Parents and Teachers Felt About the Covid-19 School Shutdowns

    Ep. 150 - July 8, 2020 - How Parents and Teachers Felt About the Covid-19 School Shutdowns

    The Editor in Chief of Education Next, Marty West, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss findings from the 2020 Education Next survey, which reveals what American parents and teachers think of quality of the instruction their children received after schools closed their doors in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    "What American Families Experienced When Covid-19 Closed Their Schools, by Michael B. Henderson, David Houston, Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West, is available now.

    https://www.educationnext.org/what-american-families-experienced-when-covid-19-closed-schools-2020-survey

    • 21 min
    Ep. 149 - July 6, 2020 - A Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Scholarships for Religious Schools

    Ep. 149 - July 6, 2020 - A Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Scholarships for Religious Schools

    A professor of political science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Joshua Dunn, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, and the implications it could have for school choice and religious-school parents.

    Dunn's analysis of the decision, "In Supreme Court Case, a Far-Reaching Win for Religious-School Parents," is available now.
    https://www.educationnext.org/supreme-court-case-far-reaching-win-religious-school-parents-espinoza-montana/

    • 22 min

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