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

    Ep. 221 - Dec. 6, 2021 - Foster System, Racial Activists are Wrecking Young Lives, New Book Contend

    Ep. 221 - Dec. 6, 2021 - Foster System, Racial Activists are Wrecking Young Lives, New Book Contend

    A senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Naomi Schaefer Riley, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Schaefer Riley's new book, "No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives."

    • 28 min
    Ep. 220 - Nov. 29, 2021 - Press Giving Critical Race Theory a Free Pass, a New Study Finds

    Ep. 220 - Nov. 29, 2021 - Press Giving Critical Race Theory a Free Pass, a New Study Finds

    The director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Rick Hess, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the critical race theory debate, and how the media has covered the subject.

    "Misleading Media Coverage Has Made Critical Race Theory Debate Angrier and Less Honest," a report by Hess, is available now.

    https://www.aei.org/research-products/report/medias-misleading-portrayal-of-the-fight-over-critical-race-theory/

    • 29 min
    Ep. 219 - Nov. 22, 2021 - Charter School Enrollment Leaps by Nearly a Quarter Million Students

    Ep. 219 - Nov. 22, 2021 - Charter School Enrollment Leaps by Nearly a Quarter Million Students

    The president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Nina Rees, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a recent report by the National Alliance which shows an increase in enrollment in charter schools across the country in the 2020-21 academic year.

    The report, "Voting with Their Feet: A State-level Analysis of Public Charter School and District Public School Enrollment Trends," is available now.

    https://www.publiccharters.org/our-work/publications/voting-their-feet-state-level-analysis-public-charter-school-and-district

    • 33 min
    Ep. 218 - Nov. 15, 2021 - "White Supremacy" Winds Up on a School's List of American Principles

    Ep. 218 - Nov. 15, 2021 - "White Supremacy" Winds Up on a School's List of American Principles

    The president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Mike Petrilli, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the results of the 2021 Virginia Governor race, and what the election of Glenn Youngkin could signal for school choice moving forward.

    • 24 min
    Ep. 217 - Nov. 8, 2021 - Common Core Adoption Hurt Student Performance in Science, Social Studies

    Ep. 217 - Nov. 8, 2021 - Common Core Adoption Hurt Student Performance in Science, Social Studies

    A junior economist and doctoral student at the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education, Benjamin Arold, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Arold's research, which looks at the impact of the Common Core on subjects outside of math and reading.

    The paper, "The Unintended Effects of the Common Core State Standards on Non-Targeted Subjects," by Arold and M. Danish Shakeel, is available here:

    https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/Taubman/PEPG/research/PEPG21_03.pdf

    • 21 min
    Ep. 216 - Nov. 1, 2021 - Bill Oberndorf Explains State-Based Strategy for School Choice

    Ep. 216 - Nov. 1, 2021 - Bill Oberndorf Explains State-Based Strategy for School Choice

    Investor and Chairman of the Board for the American Federation for Children, Bill Oberndorf, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how progress in the school choice movement has been made in the states, with private school choice programs in 32 states, and charter programs in 48.

    Oberndorf was recently awarded the 2021 Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership by Philanthropy Roundtable.

    • 32 min

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