The Podcasts

Education Next Podcasts are available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every week.

Photo of Jay Bhattacharya

The Education Exchange: Open Schools Immediately Everywhere, a Stanford Doctor Says

Closures impose "enormous harm that our kids will pay for their entire lives."
Photo of Thomas Carroll

The Education Exchange: Public-School Parents Turn to Catholic Schools

"The whole thing is an argument for school choice because if we did not exist as an alternative system, those parents would have been in a really, really tough spot," a superintendent says.
Photo of Peter Skerry

The Education Exchange: Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

Obligations to African-Americans are special, but reparations are not an appropriate response
Photo of Corey DeAngelis

The Education Exchange: Are Lack of Funding and Covid Spread Forcing Schools to Close?

Nationwide data on fiscal resources, union influence, and politics on school closures
Photo of James Tooley

The Education Exchange: Low-Cost Private Schools Serving the Global Poor

"They pay fees, they expect more," explains "Really Good Schools" author James Tooley
Photo of John Bailey

The Education Exchange: Yes, It Is Safe to Reopen Schools

"These are huge costs that we've asked moms and kids to bear for very little public health benefit from having schools closed...the average student could lose between $61,000 to $88,000 of lifetime earnings."
Photo of Jay Mathews

EdNext Podcast: An Optimist’s Guide to American Public Education

"Every school has some teacher who really gets kids excited," says Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews
Photo of Michael Podgursky

The Education Exchange: The Entire Oakley, California, School Board Resigned

On a hot mic, parents were said to want “their babysitters back”
Photo of Claudia Persico

EdNext Podcast: Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education—New Evidence from Florida

"It's rational to be worried about the stigma associated with a disability diagnosis for students who do not in fact have disabilities. ...But there's also reason to think that it's a really big problem to not give student services who really need them."


Notify Me When Education Next Posts a Big Story