The Podcasts

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

Audio Excerpt: The Dumbest Generation

An audio excerpt from "The Dumbest Generation" by Mark Bauerlein

How Schools Respond to Competition

Podcast: David Figlio talks with Education Next about his new study, which finds that public schools in Florida raise their performance when faced with the prospect of losing students to nearby private schools via the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

High-Achieving Math Students in the U.S. and Abroad

Podcast: Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek discuss their new study, which looks at how well the U.S. (and each individual state) is doing at producing high-achieving math students, as compared to other countries. The answer: not very well!

School Closures in New York City

Podcast: Josh Dunn talks with Education Next about continuing efforts by New York City Chancellor Joel Klein to close chronically failing schools--despite a ruling by a state court that the closings could not proceed--using a federal School Improvement Grant.

Fighting Truancy: Voices from the Trenches

Podcast: Ed Next talks with representatives from truancy prevention programs in Atlanta and Baltimore about why students are missing so many days of school and what truancy prevention programs are doing to turn things around.

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

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