Do U.S. Students Spend Enough Time Learning?
Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (April 21) about whether American kids need a longer school day, a longer school year, more time on task, or more customized learning experiences.
For more on this topic, please see “The Case for Saturday School,” by Chester E. Finn, Jr., from the Wall Street Journal.
Peterson and Finn’s previous podcasts:
Florida Governor Vetoes School Reform Bill (4/15/10)
Will NCLB be reauthorized this year? (3/23/10)
The New Normal for Federal Education Spending (3/4/10)
Choice and Residential Segregation (2/23/10)
Studies Find No Effects (1/7/10)
Focus of School Reform Shifting to Teachers (12/17/09)
Are Middle Schools or Middle Schoolers the Problem? (12/10/09)
Biggest Spender in Politics: The NEA (12/4/09)
Saving Jobs or Stimulating Reform? (11/24/09)
Election Postmortem (11/19/09)
Will Congress Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut? (11/4/09)
Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools over Socioeconomic Diversity (10/29/09)
The Nobel Committee Isn’t the Only One Giving Speculative Prizes (10/22/09)
Will Michelle Rhee Triumph? (10/14/09)
Will the Federal Role in Education Double? (10/8/09)
Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps in New York City (10/1/09)
What Congress Is Not Working On (9/24/09)
Charter Schools, Unions, and Linking Teachers with Student Achievement Data (9/17/09)