The Rural Schools Conundrum

Jan 16, 2020 by

Jennifer Berkshire​: Welcome to Have You Heard, I’m Jennifer Berkshire. Jack Schneider​ And I’m Jack Schneider. Berkshire​ And...

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Flip the Board: Denver and the...

Dec 8, 2019 by

by Jennifer Berkshire – For more than a decade, Denver has been a model for a brand of school reform centered on closing...

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Party Pivot: Why Democrats Are...

Nov 10, 2019 by

by Jennifer Berkshire – From the Sanders plan to the Warren plan to Cory Booker’s reluctance to talk about education reform on...

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Kochland: Inside the Koch’s Vi...

Oct 10, 2019 by

In the latest episode of Have You Heard, we talk to Christopher Leonard about his bestselling new book, Kochland: The Secret History...

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Anatomy of a Charter School Fr...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Step one: become an expert in the regulations governing (and more importantly, not governing) charter schools in your state. Step...

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Is *Progressive Charter School...

Jul 16, 2019 by

Remember back in the early days of the charter school movement when charter proponents used to talk about 1,000 flowers blooming?...

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White Homebuyers, Black Neighb...

Jun 16, 2019 by

Across the country, white residents are moving into areas they’ve long stayed away from. They’re arrival is driving up housing costs...

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The Rise of the *Portfolio* Mo...

Apr 4, 2019 by

The portfolio model of school district management—it sounds technocratic, even a little bit weedy and yet it’s arguably one of the...

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The Rise of the *Portfolio* Mo...

Mar 6, 2019 by

The portfolio model of school district management—it sounds technocratic, even a little bit weedy and yet it’s arguably one of the...

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In a Gentrifying City, Are Som...

Nov 22, 2018 by

by Jennifer Berkshire – The latest episode of Have You Heard is inspired by a brand new, and must read book: Ghosts in the...

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The Zombie: The Undying Attack...

Nov 14, 2018 by

Perhaps no issue is as deserving of ‘zombie’ status in the great education debates as schools of education and their myriad failures....

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Why Billionaire Philanthropist...

Oct 9, 2018 by

by Jennifer Berkshire – In the latest episode of Have You Heard, Jennifer and Jack talk to Anand Giridharadas about his...

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On the Bus: What One City Can ...

Sep 22, 2018 by

In 1977—please don’t do the math!—I climbed aboard a school bus headed for a newly integrated school, part of an ambitious and...

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Life A la Carte: School Choice...

Jun 27, 2018 by

by Jennifer Berkshire – In episode #44, sociologist Carla Shedd steps into the Have You Heard studio to talk about the complex...

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Getting Fundamental: Do Americ...

May 9, 2018 by

What does the 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, have to do with the teacher walkouts that are sweeping across the land today?...

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Takeover! What’s Behind the St...

Apr 26, 2018 by

Have You Heard looks at what’s behind state takeovers of school districts. As guest Domingo Morel explains, laws authorizing states...

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What Gets Taught at Voucher Sc...

Jan 22, 2018 by

Turns out that’s not an easy question to answer. Even as the number of private schools that get taxpayer funds via school vouchers or...

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Class Dismissed: What the 2016...

Jan 1, 2018 by

For decades, “go to college” has been sole recipe for social and economic mobility offered up by Republicans and Democrats alike. But...

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How Closing Schools Undermines...

Oct 25, 2017 by

In  2013, a PhD student named Sally Nuamah attended a community meeting in the Chicago neighborhood where she’d grown up and where a...

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The “New” Philanthropists of P...

Oct 11, 2017 by

Laurene Powell – Have You Heard listens in on the recent XQ Superschools Live spectacular, the big budget, star-studded TV...

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