The Podcasts

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The Education Exchange: “We’ve Encouraged Face-to-Face”: How Charter Schools in South Carolina Are Reopening

"They're proving that with safety measures in place, kids can reenter the classroom, teachers can safely teach."

The Education Exchange: The Pandemic Is Killing Standardized Testing and the Accountability that Comes With It

"Favoritism, rich parents getting new kinds of advantages for their kids, the lacrosse coach and the speech coach and the trip to Bhutan will end up counting for more rather than less, because there won't be an SAT score," Chester Finn, Jr. warns.

The Education Exchange: Thomas Sowell’s “Charter Schools and Their Enemies”

They stand in opposition “utterly without regard to whether particular charter schools are producing good or bad educational outcomes.”

The Education Exchange: Condoleezza Rice on the “Deep Visceral Wounds of Slavery”

"We've got to have a bumper sticker for the school choice movement, and it's got to be, 'save the kid.' Not save the schools; save the kids," the former secretary of state says.

The Education Exchange: A Lot of Lost Ground: Results from the Education Next Survey on Learning During the Pandemic

"Across a range of the questions that we asked, you see a more robust response in the charter school sector and in the private school sector."

EdNext Podcast: A Lot of Lost Ground: Results from the Education Next Survey on Learning During the Pandemic

"Across a range of the questions that we asked, you see a more robust response in the charter school sector and in the private school sector."

The Education Exchange: A Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Scholarships for Religious Schools

State constitutions cannot forbid legislatures from aiding religious schools.

The Education Exchange: How the “Structural Racism” Talk Undermines Individual Agency

Public Prep’s Ian Rowe on “the contrast between the 23 unarmed black people that were killed by police in 2018 and the more than three million who were in college or graduate school.”

The Education Exchange: How Do Charter Schools Affect Traditional Public Schools?

“We haven’t seen big negative effects really for anyone,” Marcus Winters says. “It puts the burden back on the side that would say that expanding charter schools harms public schools or harms kids in public schools.”

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