The Podcasts

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

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The Education Exchange: Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell

Author Jason Riley tells the story of his new book and the eminent economist who is its subject.
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The Education Exchange: The Costs of Covid Countermeasures

“A lot of people are going to be left with a lot of fear.”
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The Education Exchange: Open Schools Immediately Everywhere, a Stanford Doctor Says

Closures impose "enormous harm that our kids will pay for their entire lives."
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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.
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The Education Exchange: Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

Obligations to African-Americans are special, but reparations are not an appropriate response
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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
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The Education Exchange: Low-Cost Private Schools Serving the Global Poor

"They pay fees, they expect more," explains "Really Good Schools" author James Tooley
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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."
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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

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