WonkyFolk

WonkyFolk Vol 15 – Live at Charter School Growth Fund.

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week, Andy and I are sharing a podcast we recently recorded live at a gathering hosted by the Charter School Growth Fund. Here is a link to the podcast. And for those of you who would prefer a video recording, we provide a link to YouTube as well.  A special thanks to

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WonkyFolk Vol 13 – The American Dream Lives at WonkyFolk

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week, Andy and I are talking with Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, regarding charter schools and the American Dream. Here is a link to the podcast. And for those of you who would prefer a video recording, we provide a link to YouTube as

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WonkyFolk Vol 12 – A Rising Tide Lifts All Wonks

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week, Andy and I are talking with David Griffith, Associate Director of Research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, regarding The Education Competition Index: Quantifying competitive pressure in America’s 125 largest school districts, which indicates the death of traditional public schools has been greatly exaggerated. Here is a link to the podcast.

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WonkyFolk Vol 10 – The Death of Public School…Sounds Serious!

Greetings, CharterFolk! This is the second WonkyFolk where Andy is talking while Jed is walking the Camino Trail with his wife, Amy. Andy and Cara Fitzpatrick, an editor at Chalkbeat and a Pulitzer Prize winner for Local Reporting in 2016 for a series about school segregation, talk school choice history and school choice today. Their

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WonkyFolk Vol 9 – Morgan Polikoff is Reading Polls So You Don’t Have To

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week Andy is talking while Jed is walking…hiking the Camino Trail with his wife, Amy. Andy is talking with Morgan Polikoff, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Southern California (USC)’s Rossier School of Education.  Their conversation focuses on public opinion on education, particularly parent opinion, and the similarities and differences

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WonkyFolk Vol 8 – The Home Base Episode

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week, Andy and I are talking with Lakisha Young, the Founder and CEO of The Oakland REACH, and Heather Harding, Ed.D, the Executive Director of the Campaign for a Shared Future. Our conversation focuses on the difficult judgement calls parents and advocates are having to make as they attempt to retain focus

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WonkyFolk Vol 7 – Learning From a Place That is Not a Hot Steaming Mess

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week, Andy and I are talking about traveling and the fun of summer, our two mystery guests for the next WonkyFolk, and finding educational common ground via the juxtaposition of partisan politics and genuine educational accomplishments in Virginia. Here is a link to our conversation where you can listen to the podcast.

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