The Education Exchange: Latino Views on Politics and Education
In this episode, David L. Leal, professor at the University of Texas, sits down with Paul E. Peterson to discuss how Latinos vote, what Latinos think of their kids' schools, and whether the views of Latinos differ significantly from the views of other Americans.
The Education Exchange: The Long-term Effects of Voucher Programs
Three new studies released by the Urban Institute look at how private school choice has affected nearly 13,000 students in three different states. Matt Chingos of the Urban Institute joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss what we're learning about how school choice participants do when it comes to college enrollment and graduation.
The Education Exchange: The ABCs of School Choice
Paul DiPerna, the vice president of research and innovation for EdChoice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss "The ABC's of School Choice," a comprehensive guide to school choice programs in the U.S.
The Education Exchange: Will School Choice Continue to Grow in 2018?
The number of states with school choice programs and the number of students who are able to take advantage of these programs have roughly doubled since 2010. What will happen on the school choice front in 2018? Paul E. Peterson talks with John Schilling of the American Federation for Children, which promotes school choice by promoting legislation and trying to help elect candidates who support choice.
Education Exchange: Helping Teens Develop a Sense of Purpose
Do teens need a sense of purpose? William Damon of the Stanford Center on Adolescence says that developing a sense of purpose is one of the most important but overlooked aspects of adolescent development. He talks with Paul Peterson about his his work on how we develop a sense of purpose and what schools can do to help.
The Education Exchange: Racial Diversity in a Boston Charter School
Boston Collegiate Charter School is the most diverse school in Boston. Paul E. Peterson talks with Richard Whitmire about what makes the school so special and how the school has managed to attract such a diverse population.
The Education Exchange: Can District-Charter Collaborations Succeed?
Conflict between school districts and charter schools is not inevitable, argues Ashley Jochim. Paul Peterson talks with Jochim about the factors that allow some school districts to collaborate with charter schools.
The Education Exchange: School District Turnaround in Massachusetts
State interventions to improve struggling local school districts have a mixed record, but in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a state takeover seems to be turning things around. Paul E. Peterson talks with Beth Schueler about her new report, "School District Turnaround: Learning from Leadership in Lawrence, Massachusetts."
The Education Exchange: Is America More Divided than Ever?
Morris Fiorina joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, which aims to correct the widespread assumption that Americans today are more polarized than ever.
The Education Exchange: A Dream of Equality
Gerard Robinson joins Paul Peterson to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and the work of improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged children.