A weekly podcast highlighting education policy news, hosted by Paul E. Peterson, Senior editor of Education Next
Ep. 213 - Oct. 12, 2021 - Bishop of Charleston Challenges S. Carolina Ban on Covid Aid
The Managing Attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, Daniel Suhr, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the Bishop of Charleston v. Adams case, which challenges South Carolina state officials from using the Blaine Amendment to block Covid-19 funds from going to non-public schools and historically black colleges and universities.
Ep. 212 - Oct. 4, 2021 - Yidan Prize winner Eric Hanushek on human capital
The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Hanushek being awarded the $3.9 million Yidan Prize, which honors individuals or teams that have significantly contributed to the theory and practice of education.
Ep. 211 - Sept. 27, 2021 - In Miami-Dade, 75 Percent of Students Are Enrolled in Choice Options
The superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Alberto Carvalho, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the district has supported school choice, which includes spreading choice options to communities and creating new programs that meet the needs of students and demands of parents.
Ep. 210 - Sept. 20, 2021 - Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Maine Can Exclude Religious Schools
A senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, Michael Bindas, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the Carson v. Makin, which challenges Maine's exclusion of religions options from the state's tuition assistance program for residents outside of public school districts who send their children to private schools.
Ep. 209 - Sept. 13, 2021 - Mask-Wearing Mandates Are Based on "Pathetic" Lack of Data, Doctor Warns
A professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Marty Makary, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the arguments against mandating mask use by children in schools.
Dr. Makary is co-author of a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, "The Case Against Masks for Children."
Ep. 208 - Sept. 7, 2021 - Results of the 2021 Education Next Survey of Public Opinion
An Assistant Professor at George Mason University, David Houston, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the 2021 Education Next Poll, on which both Houston and Peterson are co-authors.