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This election season, the Brian Lehrer Show will be looking at the key issues in the New York Mayoral race and the New Jersey Senate special election. Each week will focus on a different topic. Week One (September 23-27) is Education Week. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

#30issueschat: Education

Monday, September 23, 2013

Throughout the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days," we're hosting a Twitter chat every Friday afternoon at 2pm to discuss the key issues for New York City and New Jersey's election. On Friday, September 20th, we hosted a #30IssuesChat around education - the topic for the first week of 30 Issues (9/23-9/27). Below, some highlights. Track the full hashtag conversation here. And join us this Friday at 2pm on Twitter for another #30IssuesChat.

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Diane Ravitch on School Reform

Monday, September 23, 2013

The New York University professor discusses school reform in New York City and the challenges expected for the next mayor around charters, "Common Core" testing, and more.

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30 Issues: Parents and Schools

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

During the Bloomberg years, many parents felt cut out of the education system, from decisions around school closings to the rise of testing. Will the next mayor's DOE be different? WNYC associate producer covering education Yasmeen Khan, and Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and Schoolbook.org, discuss the differences between the mayoral candidates when it comes to parental involvement in public schools in NYC.

Then: Rob ReichStanford political scientist and co-editor of Education, Justice, and Democracy, discusses why he thinks contributions to the PTA shouldn't necessarily be tax deductible.

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30 Issues: New Jersey Education

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Today: Education policy in New Jersey, from Cory Booker's Newark record to Chris Christie's relationship with teacher's unions. Nancy Solomon, New Jersey Public Radio managing editor, and John Mooney, founding editor of njspotlight.com, discuss education in the gubernatorial and U.S. senate races in New Jersey.

 

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30 Issues: Funding Pre-K

Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

NYC Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio says he will tax the wealthy to pay for expanded pre-K; Joe Lhota opposes the idea. Geoffrey Decker, staff reporter at GothamSchools.org, examines both proposals and the research around the impact of pre-K on education and poverty.

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30 Issues: Garden State Higher Ed

Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

We follow up on a few topics in New Jersey education we didn't get to earlier this week with John Mooney of njspotlight.com: Chris Christie's higher education record, the controversial mergers and acquisitions at Rutgers, and the Barbara Buono charge that tuition at Rutgers has increased 10% under Christie.

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