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Friday, February 24, 2012

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The New York City Department of Education is releasing Teacher Data Reports today despite the teachers’ union’s efforts to block the release. WNYC’s education reporter Beth Fertig discusses the release of this data and phones will be open for teachers and parents to react. Plus: using LinkedIn and other social media to find a job; an explainer on corporate tax rates and President Obama’s plan to lower some of those rates; preparing for a cashless future; and your calls on what movies should have been nominated for an Oscar.

Teacher Data Reports

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, talks about Friday's court-ordered release of the DOE's Teacher Data Reports and gets teachers' responses to the now-public, and often flawed, data. Note: Data will be released at noon today.

»» On Schoolbook: What Do You Think of the Decision to Release Data?

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Explainer: Corporate Tax Rates

President Obama has proposed overhauling the corporate tax structure, lowering the rate and eliminating loopholes. Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, explains. 

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LinkedIn to Employment

Lindsey Pollack, career adviser, "global spokesperson" for LinkedIn, and the author of Getting from College to Career Rev Ed: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, talks about using social media tools, like LinkedIn, to find a job. Have you used LinkedIn in your job search?

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NYPD Surveillance in New Jersey

Bob Hennelly, WNYC senior reporter, discusses calls for an investigation into the NYPD surveillance operations in New Jersey. Plus, former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey explains executive orders he issued in 2005 that may or may not have allowed for certain kinds of NYPD operations in New Jersey. 

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Out of Currency

David Wolman, contributing editor at Wired and the author of The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society, relates his story of doing without cash for one year and why that may be the future for us all. 

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Open Phones: Your Industry's Oscar Nominations

The Academy Awards are this Sunday. Before the winners are announced, we want to know which films made the cut for your industry. Screenwriters, make-up artists, sound editors, actors, costume designers: which work would you nominate for your industry's category? What feature film, documentary, performance, or technical feat was a glaring omission from the Oscar nominations and what was spot on? Give us a call 212.433.WNYC, or post your story here!

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