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