The Learning Curve

By The Ricochet Audio Network

“The Learning Curve” is where you’ll find straight talk about the nation’s hottest education stories - news and opinion from the schoolyard to the 2020 campaign trail. Co-hosts Gerard Robinson and Cara Candal serve up provocative commentary on the issues that impact parents and kids, teachers and students, political leaders, policymakers and taxpayers all across the country. “The Learning Curve” features school leaders, innovators, bestselling authors, policymakers and more on how we’ll use education to prepare the next generation of Americans.

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    S2E25. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, International Best-Selling Author & Human Rights Activist
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    S2E24. WSJ Drama Editor Terry Teachout on Jazz Greats Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
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    S2E23. UGA Prof. Valerie Boyd on Zora Neale Hurston, the Harlem Renaissance, & Black History Month
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    S2E22. Boston Catholic Schools Supt. Tom Carroll on National Catholic Schools Week
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    S2E21. AZ Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick on National School Choice Week
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    S2E20. Pulitzer Winner Taylor Branch on MLK, Civil Rights History, & Race in America
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    S2E19. Ignat Solzhenitsyn on His Father’s Nobel Prize-Winning Fight with Communism
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    S2E18. Eva Moskowitz of Success Academy on Charter Schools, Achievement Gaps, & COVID-19 Learning Loss
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    S2E17. USED Asst. Sec. Jim Blew Talks Sec. DeVos, School Choice, & K-12 Politics
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    S2E16. Oxford & UCLA Pulitzer Winner Prof. Daniel Walker Howe on Horace Mann, Common Schools, & Educating for Democracy
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    S2E15. Stanford’s Prof. Caroline Hoxby on Charter Schools, K-12 Ed Reform, & Global Competitiveness
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    S2E14. SABIS® President Carl Bistany on International Education, Charter Public Schools, & At-Risk Students
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    S2E13. UConn’s Prof. Wayne Franklin on James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans, & American Democracy
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    S2E12. Wall Street Journal Columnist Jason Riley on the 2020 Election, School Choice, & Race in America
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    S2E11. Nationally Recognized Author Tara Ross on the Importance of the Electoral College
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    S2E10. Pulitzer-Winning Author Stacy Schiff on the Salem Witch Trials
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    S2E9. LSU’s Prof. Andrew Burstein on Washington Irving, the Headless Horseman, & the Presidency
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    S2E8. NCTQ’s Kate Walsh on the Crisis in K-12 Teacher Prep, Quality, & Evaluation
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    S2E7. Cheryl Brown Henderson, Daughter of Lead Plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Ed., on Race & Schooling
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    S2E6. Harvard PEPG’s Prof. Paul Peterson on Charter Schools, Digital Learning, & Ed Next Polling
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    S2E5. Award-Winning Writer Brenda Wineapple On the 170th Anniv. of The Scarlet Letter & Pres. Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment
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    S2E4. International Best-Seller Dr. Jung Chang On Wild Swans, Mao’s Tyranny, & Modern China
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    S2E3. Kelly Smith, Prenda CEO, on Microschooling & the Future of K-12 Learning
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    S2E2. U-Ark Prof. Jay Greene & EdChoice’s Jason Bedrick on Yeshivas vs. New York & Religious Liberty
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    S2E1. Michelle Rhee, Former Chancellor, D.C. Public Schools, on Leading Urban District Reform & the COVID-19 Moment

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