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Thursday, March 13, 2008

A proposed California law mandates that only parents with state-recognized teaching credentials can educate their children at home. We look at the national repercussions of the California proposal and the growing trend of home-schooling today. Plus, the next in our “Open Source Living” series with media thinker Douglas Rushkoff and the case for redoing Florida.

Post-Spitzer Healing

Keith Wright, New York state assembly member (D-70th, Central Harlem) and Dean Skelos, New York state senator (R-9th, Southwest Nassau County) and deputy majority leader, talk about legislation after Spitzer and moving forward under Governor Paterson.

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Open Phones: Our First Blind Governor

We open the phones to blind Brian Lehrer Show listeners to hear their take on the ascendancy of David Paterson to the Governor's post.

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Open-Source Living: Kids These Days

Our series of discussions with Douglas Rushkoff on how we navigate the media landscape continues. This week we find out how kids went from being taught how to program to being at the mercy of interactive technology. Is the online world more dangerous for kids than the real world? What ...

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(Un)Chartered Territory

Zeke Vanderhoek, founder and principal of The Equity Project Charter School (TEP), is opening a school that aims to attract quality teachers by offering them a starting salary most educators can only dream of: $125,000 annually. But will it work? And is it sustainable? James Wyckoff, professor of ...

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Home Rule

Luis Huerta, assistant professor of education and public policy at Teachers College Columbia University, Darren Jones, staff attorney with the Home School Legal Defense Association, and Loren Mavromati, president of the California Homeschool Network, discuss the ruling by a California court that says parents ...

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Recount Redux?

The Florida Democratic party is pushing ahead with a plan for redoing its primary, likely conducting the bulk of the voting through mail-in ballots. Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for Time Magazine, breaks down the plan and the controversy it's stirring.

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