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Monday, September 06, 2010

Today's show is a best-of, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open!

School is about to start. Hear NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein talk about test scores and the upcoming school year. Plus, what kind of job training is actually valuable; wrapping up the summer's Your Anecdotal Census series; and your best "I Quit!" stories. 

Joel Klein On The New School Year

New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein looks ahead to the new school year and responds to this year’s dramatic drop in student achievement.

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Job Training: Is It Worth It?

Sheila Maguire, senior vice president of Program Effectiveness at Public/Private Ventures, a research group that works to improve policies and programs for low-income communities, discusses the effectiveness of job training and a new study on sector-based employment programs. 

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Anecdotal Census: Wrap up

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent  for The New York Times, Angelo Falcón, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, and Andrew Beveridge, professor of sociology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center and developer of, wrap up our census coverage with a discussion of the overall demographic trends of the last 10 years in the New York City metropolitan area. 

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Deploying The Slide: Your "I Quit" Stories

A Jet Blue flight attendant has set the bar for the most creative quitting ever - grabbing a beer from the mini fridge, deploying the emergency slide, and walking off the tarmac. 

Have you ever had a similar urge? What's your best "take this job and shove it" story? Let us know! 

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