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We’ll have a conversation with education historian Diane Ravitch about the state of public education under the Trump Administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

 

How did a teacher-led coalition defeat a charter school expansion initiative despite being outspent by dark money and out-of-state contributions?

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If Betsy DeVos is confirmed as education secretary, what’s at stake for public schools? For nearly 30 years, DeVos spent millions of dollars advocating for vouchers for private and religious schools.

 

On the November 17th edition of Your Call, is it time for a charter school moratorium?

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jul 5, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:
 
San Francisco Considers Tax on Tech Companies to Pay for Boom’s Downside // New York Times

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dec 16, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW:

‘Killer bees’ found in the Bay Area for the first time // SF Gate

“An Africanized breed of honeybees — sometimes known as “killer bees” because of their swarming, aggressive and deadly nature when a colony is threatened — has found its way to the Bay Area for the first time, researchers say.

August 3, 2015: On our next show, host David Onek will be one-on-one with the Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District, Richard Carranza.

  

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On today's Your Call we’ll talk about education success stories.  With another round of severe budget cuts and a heated debate about education reform led by corporate funded think tanks, we’re taking a step back to talk about what’s actually working in our schools. Smaller class sizes? Textbooks that are more relevant to everyday life? More support for teachers?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What works in your local schools?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama proposed something radical, that dropping out of high school no longer be allowed. But that might be complicated. Every school district has tried numerous solutions to the dropout dilemma without success.