Tag: Education
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Interview
Airdate: March 1, 2013

Dr. Thompson talks about his approach to school leadership and being the subject of the OWN docu-series, Blackboard Wars.

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Interview
Airdate: November 21, 2012

Dr. Graham assesses the potential well-being of the working poor, the near poor and the new poor in an economic recovery.

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Interview
Airdate: November 20, 2012

Tough challenges the belief that intelligence is the sole indicator of value in the education system.

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Interview
Airdate: October 31, 2012

The Harvard sociologist explains her new text, Exit: The Endings that Set Us Free.

‘…the thing that really strikes me is the emotional grind...But what really happens is that now, you show the kid you care...Well, that gives the kid license to open up to you, and they tell you stories that’ll crush you. I’ve got a couple of stories in there that you go home and you have to sit and just veg to try to come down from this emotional stuff.’ – Actor Tony Danza, on teachers also playing the roles of mother, father, social worker, best friend and confidant
Blog: Seen & HeardBlog: Staff & Guest Blog
October 12th, 2012

Here’s a roundup of all the guests that graced the couch on the Tavis Smiley set in September 2012.

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Interview
Airdate: September 19, 2012

Danza recounts his experience as a high school English teacher, which he details in his text, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had.

The U.S. student loan debt is affecting many Americans
June 25th, 2012

Politicians may have a few ideas to address the student debt crisis, but there’s one guy who thinks we’ll need a social movement to solve it.

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Interview
Airdate: May 7, 2012

Microsoft’s VP of Worldwide Public Sector Education explains how technology saved his life and weighs in on whether his industry can advance education.

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Interview
Airdate: April 30, 2012

The former education secretary and host of the syndicated radio show Morning in America shares his inspiration for writing the text The Book of Man and assesses the growth in education inequality and the “Race to the Top” program.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding affirmative action for the first time in nearly a decade. Photo:Duncan Lock Creativecommons via Wikimedia
March 31st, 2012

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t affirmative action work for persons of color and women?

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