Today on Your Call: What will it take to improve our public schools?

Apr 10, 2013


On today's  Your Call, we’ll talk to David Kirp, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley and author of Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools.  He believes that students must become thinkers, not just test-takers. With so much focus on testing, how can we get there? Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. The education debate is raging. So what has changed? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guest:

David Kirp, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley; author of Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools

Resources:

David Kirp's Book: Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools 

NY Times: The Secret to Fixing Bad Schools

YouTube: David Kirp, UC Berkeley

Think Progress: Obama Budget To Include Funding For Universal PreschoolLA Times: The basics of better schoolsBerkeley Blogs: Better to work with the schools we haveHuffington Post: The School Closure Movement