Podcast – redefinED
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We talk to key figures in the education reform and school choice movement, from parents and policymakers to academics and activists, about the new definition of public education.
||CleanExpanding options for military families – Sen. Tim Scott, podcastED||Sen. Tim Scott has seen how hard it can be for military families to find educational opportunities for their children as they move from one base to another. His older brother was a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImproving public education, by choice: Darryl Rouson, podcastED||Florida State Sen. Darryl Rouson went to Catholic schools from first grade through college. He wants low-income families from his district to have the same opportunity. He’s sent his own children to public schools,||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo generations of school choice advocates: Virginia Walden Ford, podcastED||Two of Virginia Walden Ford’s children went to public schools and thrived. They had access to mentoring programs and classes that nurtured their talents. But it was the experience of her youngest child, William,||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatholic schools belong in the ed reform conversation – Jill Kafka, podcastED||Over the summer, a group of Catholic schools in Harlem and the Bronx posted some attention-grabbing results. Their students took the same tests as children in New York’s charter and traditional public schools. State data showed that, on average,||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe school choice agenda in Congress – Rep. Luke Messer, podcastED||Congressman Luke Messer has been telling his fellow Republicans they can’t just be against the federal government’s role in education policy. They also need to fight for something. That’s one reason Messer, R-Indiana,||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘This is about kids. This is not about politics.’ – John Schilling, podcastED||Many of the people pushing for more private school choice options around the country have two goals. They want to make scholarships available to a broad range of students, including those in the middle class who don’t have access to the same choices a||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmpower teachers to empower students – Gerard Robinson, podcastED||Over the past few weeks, the NAACP has faced constant pushback from education reformers and school choice advocates for its proposed stance against charter schools. Some of that pushback has come from Gerard Robinson,||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding blocks of educational choice – Lindsey Burke, podcastED||Last week, at the Republican National Convention, it was clear that school choice gives conservatives a positive way to talk about education policy. But for people who typically want to keep the federal government out of education altogether,||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘We’ve got to figure this out’ – Connnections Education, podcastED||A virtual classroom might include an aspiring tennis pro traveling in Europe, a child in the hospital battling cancer, and a student who left a traditional classroom to escape bullies. Two decades ago, it would be inconceivable that these disparate stu||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Improve your schools’ – Todd Ziebarth, podcastED||For critics of a report calling for changes to the way states fund and regulate virtual charter schools, Todd Ziebarth has a suggestion: Raise your academic performance. “The best way to push back on this report is to improve your schools,” he said||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|