The Podcasts

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

Accountability for Online Learning

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about how online learning can solve its two accountability challenges – how to ensure that the student is submitting his own work, and how to ensure that courses are of high quality.

Republicans and Education

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about what Republican victories in November might mean for education policy, particularly at the federal level. Will Republicans in Congress embrace Obama/Duncan education reforms or will they become the party of local (or state) control?

After Rhee

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about what the defeat of Adrian Fenty in last month’s mayoral primary is likely to mean for education reform in Washington, D.C.

At the Movies with Paul and Checker

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about Waiting for Superman—the movie and the movie reviews.

Audio Excerpt: Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn & Curtis W. Johnson

An audio excerpt from "Disrupting Class" by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn & Curtis W. Johnson

Math Wars Have Their Day in Court

Podcast: Josh Dunn talks with Education Next about a state court ruling overturning a decision by the Seattle school board to adopt a progressive math curriculum.

Race to the Top Round 2

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about how many states are likely to win Race to the Top grants and whether politics will come into play.

Common Standards Remarkably Uncontroversial

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about the politics and economics of the Common Core standards.

After Bucking Unions, Obama Administration Breaks Ranks with Civil Rights Groups over Charter Schools

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about why civil rights groups have been reluctant to embrace charter schools, even as a new Ed Next poll shows that support for charters is rising among minority parents.

Virtual Education and Common Core Standards

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week about whether common standards create economies of scale for virtual learning products.

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