in Conversation: Education Policy with Educational Freedom Institute

in Conversation: Education Policy with Educational Freedom Institute

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Join us as we discuss current events and issues in education policy with practitioners, researchers, and experts. Credits: Intro & outro music: “Rocket” by Kevin McLeod


#22: The Ins & Outs of Education Freedom Scholarships
Jul 2 • 51 min
Jim Blew, Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss the “ins and outs” of Education Freedom Scholarships. Find EFI online at…
#21: Building Excellent Schools
Jun 18 • 59 min
David Hardy, founder of Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School and Building Excellent Schools PA joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss what it really takes to build an excellent school. He talks about his background in education and how…
#20: How the Other Half Fared During Lockdown
Jun 9 • 69 min
Robert Pondiscio, celebrated author and former teacher joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss his book, How the Other Half Learns. We ask for his take on how different groups of students are doing outside of a brick-and-mortar school…
#19: Virtual Schools in 2020
Jun 5 • 63 min
Jeff Kwitowski, Senior Vice President Public Affairs and Policy Communications @ K12, Inc. joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss how virtual schools, and the students that attend them, have handled the pandemic. They also discuss families’…
#18: Private School Closures; Public School Struggles & Battles
Jun 1 • 63 min
Neal McCluskey, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss how private schools are faring amid the pandemic. We also discuss a little history behind district schools, as well…
#17: The State of Charter Schools Today
May 29 • 62 min
Nina Rees, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss what’s going on in America with charter schools today. Find EFI online at EFInstitute.org, @EF_Institute on twitter, and…
#16: Standing Up To Goliath
May 22 • 75 min
Rebecca Friedrichs was lead plaintiff in a 2016 US Supreme Court case against the California Teachers Association, an affiliate of the National Education Association (the country’s largest teacher union). She is also the founder of For Kids and Country.…
#15: Harvard PhD Responds to Harvard’s Attacks on Homeschooling
May 18 • 79 min
Patrick J. Wolf, PhD, Professor and 21st Century Chair in School Choice at University of Arkansas; author of dozens of studies and other publications on school choice, joins Corey A. DeAngelis, PhD and Matthew Nielsen to discuss Harvard’s ongoing campaign…
#14: The Indefensible Status Quo
May 15 • 77 min
Chris Stewart, former elected school board member, CEO of Brightbeam Network, and renowned school choice advocate joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to talk about some of the tactics and fallacies employed by defenders of the status quo in American…
#13: Will COVID-19 Change Ed Reform?
May 11 • 64 min
Jay P. Greene, PhD joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to talk about how the global public health crisis is affecting the education reform movement. Find EFI online at EFInstitute.org, @EF_Institute on twitter, and Educational Freedom Institute on…
#12: Unintended Consequences of Top-Down School Discipline Policies
May 8 • 62 min
In this episode, Manhattan Institute Sr. Fellow Max Eden joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to talk about how some school discipline policies seem to contribute to problems rather than solve them. We discuss Max’s book, Why Meadow Died, which…
#11: What Are MicroSchools?
May 4 • 57 min
Kelly Smith, CEO and Founder of Prenda Microschools joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to talk about how his organization is changing the face of education.
#10: Segregation in Government Schools
Apr 28 • 57 min
Phil Magness, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst at American Institute for Economic Research joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss the history behind the segregationists who opposed school choice.
#9: Getting Creative With Education
Apr 22 • 61 min
Josh Steimle, founder of MWI Marketing, author of hundreds of articles and three books, joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to talk about the value of looking at education from different angles based on individual needs and interests.
#8: The Case Against Education
Apr 17 • 67 min
Dr. Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and New York Times bestselling author, joins Dr. Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss his 2018 book, The Case Against Education.
#4: Florida Schools Go Digital
Apr 17 • 46 min
Patricia Levesque, CEO of Excel in Ed talks with Dr. Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen about Florida Virtual School’s offer to students across the state to use their online learning platform during the COVID-19 shutdown. They also discuss what the…
#7: School Districts Hoard Students
Apr 16 • 62 min
Dr. Michael McShane joins Dr. Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss an article he recently co-authored with Jason Bedrick, titled School Districts Hoard Students Instead of Teaching Them. Link: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/op… Dr. McShane…
#6: We Are All Homeschoolers Now
Apr 16 • 58 min
Kerry McDonald joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss newfound “homeschoolers” and what can be done to make the most of what remains of the school year.
#2: Education Policy News in Review
Apr 16 • 79 min
Join Dr. Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen for a live conversation about what’s going on in education policy.
#5: How Coronavirus is Affecting the Education System
Apr 16 • 44 min
Dr. Lindsey Burke, Director of the Center for Education Policy at the Heritage Foundation and Board Director at Educational Freedom Institute, joins Dr. Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to discuss what COVID-19 means for education.
#1: Education Policy Amid COVID-19
Apr 16 • 38 min
Dr. Angela Dills, Professor of Economics at Western Carolina University, and Advisory Board member at the Educational Freedom Institute, Dr. Corey DeAngelis, and Matthew Nielsen discuss how education policy is being shaped by the Coronavirus pandemic and…
#3: Pressing “Mute” on Florida’s Hope Scholarship Program
Apr 16 • 30 min
Ron Matus of Step Up For Students joins Corey DeAngelis and Matthew Nielsen to talk about Florida’s Hope Scholarship Program. The scholarship provides funds for students to exercise school choice who have experienced bullying at their assigned district…