Are Middle Schools or Middle Schoolers the Problem?

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (Dec. 10) about why it is so hard to talk to adolescents about school and what schools can do to encourage parent involvement.

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For more on this topic, please see “Dining Family Style,” by Joshua Gans, from the Winter 2010 issue of Education Next.

Peterson and Finn’s previous podcasts:

Biggest Spender in Politics: The NEA (12/4/09)
Saving Jobs or Stimulating Reform?
Election Postmortem
Will Congress Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut?
Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools over Socioeconomic Diversity
The Nobel Committee Isn’t the Only One Giving Speculative Prizes
Will Michelle Rhee Triumph?
Will the Federal Role in Education Double?
Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps in New York City (10/1/09)
What Congress Is Not Working On
Charter Schools, Unions, and Linking Teachers with Student Achievement Data

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