The LA Teacher Strike: Back to the Future of Education Reform

In the latest episode of Have You Heard, Jack and Jennifer discuss some lesser-talked-about aspects of the recent strike by Los Angeles teachers, and what the strike means for the future of education reform. Will the teachers succeed in forcing, not just a temporary moratorium on charter schools in the second largest school district, but a different way of thinking about urban schools? And we meet a Denver teacher for a taste of the likely next #redfored hotspot.

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These Education Stories Didn’t Get Enough Attention in 2018

In the latest episode of Have You Heard, Jack and Jennifer dig into five—make that six—education news stories that deserved more attention in 2018. From Betsy DeVos’ surprising (to some) longevity to the GOP’s realignment as the *anti-college* party, these are some of the stories that we’ll be hearing more about in 2019. Complete transcript of the episode available here. And if you’re a fan of the high-quality content that Have You Heard serves up, consider becoming a supporter on Patreon.

 

 

What’s so Funny About Education Reform?

In the latest episode of Have You Heard, we talk to Roxanna Elden, author of the smart and hilarious new novel Adequate Yearly Progress. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to buy the book! But most of all, you’ll gain real insight into what self-styled education reformers miss about the complicated ecosystems of schools and the complex lives of teachers. Complete transcript of the episode available here. And if you’re a fan of the high-quality content that Have You Heard serves up, consider becoming a Patreon supporter by clicking the link below.

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Unreal Results in Education Research

Can listening to the Beatles “When I’m 64” make you younger? In a word, no. But listening to the latest episode of Have You Heard will definitely make you smarter. Education scholar Hunter Gehlbach walks us through the replication crisis in social science research and explains why that education study you just heard about may not be “all that.” Complete transcript of the episode available here. And if you’re a fan of the high-quality content that Have You Heard serves up, consider becoming a Patreon supporter by clicking the link below.

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In a Gentrifying City, Are Some Students Expendable?

The latest episode of Have You Heard is inspired by a brand new, and must read book: Ghosts in the Schoolyard, by sociologist Eve Ewing. Ghosts excavates the long backstory behind Chicago’s school closures in 2013, but Ewing’s analysis is just as relevant to Boston in 2018. Jennifer heads to the McCormack Middle School, a school that’s been slated for closure in a neighborhood that’s rapidly gentrifying. Might there be a connection? And in a city that’s growing ever richer, are some students expendable? Complete transcript of the episode available here. And if you’re a fan of the high-quality content that Have You Heard serves up, consider becoming a Patreon supporter by clicking the link below.

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