WonkyFolk Vol 4 – Can’t Take YES For An Answer – What the Teachers Unions and DeSantis Have in Common

Greetings, CharterFolk!

This week, Andy and I are talking about people who can’t take yes for an answer.

Here is a link to our conversation where you can listen to the podcast. And for those of you who would prefer a video recording, we provide a link to YouTube as well.

This week some of the topics we discuss include the following:

  • Can’t say yes to equity and excellence (00.01.10)
  • Can’t say yes to providing parents with timely access to results or resources and tools to support their kids in mitigating pandemic learning losses (00.08.42)
  • Can’t say yes to improving the way we teach history and civics (00.18.59)
  • Can’t say yes to academic freedom and the full exchange of ideas (00.28.28)
  • Can’t say yes to what is best for kids as a core value of collective bargaining (00.35.28)

The show notes are available via the podcast.

As ever, I’m eager to hear feedback and suggestions from CharterFolk.  So, if you have a chance to listen to the discussion and want to drop me a line with some thoughts, feel free to reach me at jed@charterfolk.org.

If you haven’t yet heard or seen the first and second volumes of WonkyFolk, you can access them here.

Meanwhile, I thank you once again for being part of the CharterFolk community and for the efforts you are making to improve educational opportunity in our country.

WonkyFolk is a discussion series between Andy Rotherham and Jed Wallace intended to provide an informative and engaging forum where education reformers can grapple with tough issues related to our shared quest to improve public education in our country.

If you have ideas for WonkyFolk discussion topics, please email me!