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
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."
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.