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Joe revisits his February interview with Eric Gugick, one of his former teachers, in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
In Part 2, Jennifer Erb-Downward discusses policy recommendations from her brief, including discussing school attendance barriers like transportation with families of homeless students.
Jennifer Erb-Downward of the University of Michigan joins the show to discuss her recent policy brief exploring chronic absenteeism among homeless students in Michigan.
Elizabeth Warren biffs it in trying to prove Trump’s hypocrisy, and NYC homelessness among students skyrockets since 2010.
John and Molly discuss the radicalism of Mr. Rogers, and a brief Venezuela overview. Fred Rogers photo by KUHT via Wikimedia Commons
Protesters brought down a confederate statue at UNC, the Senate is increasingly disproportionate in its representation of the country, and education advocates are using state courts to seek desegregation and equitable funding.
Robert Mueller told Trump’s lawyers that he could subpoena the president, a new study shows how school choice fuels school segregation, and TMZ turned awesome when Van Lathan schooled Kanye about…
We catch up with listener mail on education and parenting, and also on Richard Cohen’s terrible WaPo op ed about male privilege. Gavroche photo by Émile Bayard courtesy of Wikimedia…
It’s a listener prompted show! We discuss an article on the relationship between discipline and capitalism, and listener mail on graduate school and leaving Facebook. photo by Amolnaik3k…
A look at the the Trump/Amazon feud, what the hell happened with Sinclair Media, the Oklahoma governor’s response to the teacher walk out there. Chicago Teachers Strike photo by Brad Perkins…
This week Kimberly speaks with David Gersten and Troels Steenholdt Heiredal about Arts Letters and Numbers, a non profit arts and education organization dedicated to creating new structures and spaces.
Twitter Moments w/ Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Thoroughbreds’ and ‘A Wrinkle In Time.’ Molly Knefel on Betsy DeVos and “reform.” A preview of Sur Back’s BTR Live Studio session.
Molly Knefel recaps Betsy DeVos’ recent 60 Minutes interview and critiques the education “reform” DeVos is touting. While the Democrats were quick to condemn DeVos’ praise of private education and the…

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