30 Issues: Educating for Tomorrow, K-12
Monday, September 17, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Comparing the candidates' public education policies, from kindergarten through high school. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started
- Has Obama adopted the Republican agenda?
- How different are Romney and Obama on issues such as charter schools and teachers' unions?
- Will the Chicago strike have any impact on the election?
- What is the future of No Child Left Behind?
What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!
- Michele McNeil, assistant editor and federal policy reporter at Education Week, discusses the difference between the two presidential candidates' K-12 education policies--and what they each mean by education reform.
- Dana Goldstein, Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation and a Puffin fellow at The Nation Institute, discusses early childhood education and pre-kindergarten education policies--and her recent piece for Good Magazine on pre-k.
30 Issues on Morning Edition
Each Monday, the WNYC newsroom airs a feature linked to that week's 30 Issues topic. Today, Beth Fertig discusses what the movie "Won't Back Down" says about the way teachers are viewed in America. More at Schoolbook.
30 Issues Interactive from the WNYC Data News Team
Got a Follow Up?
Each Friday we'll be following up on one of that week's issues. Got a particular follow-up question from this conversation? Comment below or tweet us. Tweet to @brianlehrer