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.

  1. 1.
    S2E25. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, International Best-Selling Author & Human Rights Activist
    58:53
  2. 2.
    S2E24. WSJ Drama Editor Terry Teachout on Jazz Greats Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
    35:55
  3. 3.
    S2E23. UGA Prof. Valerie Boyd on Zora Neale Hurston, the Harlem Renaissance, & Black History Month
    44:15
  4. 4.
    S2E22. Boston Catholic Schools Supt. Tom Carroll on National Catholic Schools Week
    46:51
  5. 5.
    S2E21. AZ Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick on National School Choice Week
    45:15
  6. 6.
    S2E20. Pulitzer Winner Taylor Branch on MLK, Civil Rights History, & Race in America
    58:03
  7. 7.
    S2E19. Ignat Solzhenitsyn on His Father’s Nobel Prize-Winning Fight with Communism
    48:33
  8. 8.
    S2E18. Eva Moskowitz of Success Academy on Charter Schools, Achievement Gaps, & COVID-19 Learning Loss
    44:50
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    S2E17. USED Asst. Sec. Jim Blew Talks Sec. DeVos, School Choice, & K-12 Politics
    49:40
  2. 10.
    S2E16. Oxford & UCLA Pulitzer Winner Prof. Daniel Walker Howe on Horace Mann, Common Schools, & Educating for Democracy
    33:49
  3. 11.
    S2E15. Stanford’s Prof. Caroline Hoxby on Charter Schools, K-12 Ed Reform, & Global Competitiveness
    44:14
  4. 12.
    S2E14. SABIS® President Carl Bistany on International Education, Charter Public Schools, & At-Risk Students
    48:54
  5. 13.
    S2E13. UConn’s Prof. Wayne Franklin on James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans, & American Democracy
    47:05
  6. 14.
    S2E12. Wall Street Journal Columnist Jason Riley on the 2020 Election, School Choice, & Race in America
    39:37
  7. 15.
    S2E11. Nationally Recognized Author Tara Ross on the Importance of the Electoral College
    42:02
  8. 16.
    S2E10. Pulitzer-Winning Author Stacy Schiff on the Salem Witch Trials
    37:47
  9. 17.
    S2E9. LSU’s Prof. Andrew Burstein on Washington Irving, the Headless Horseman, & the Presidency
    40:19
  10. 18.
    S2E8. NCTQ’s Kate Walsh on the Crisis in K-12 Teacher Prep, Quality, & Evaluation
    43:36
  11. 19.
    S2E7. Cheryl Brown Henderson, Daughter of Lead Plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Ed., on Race & Schooling
    44:48
  12. 20.
    S2E6. Harvard PEPG’s Prof. Paul Peterson on Charter Schools, Digital Learning, & Ed Next Polling
    30:02
  13. 21.
    S2E5. Award-Winning Writer Brenda Wineapple On the 170th Anniv. of The Scarlet Letter & Pres. Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment
    34:14
  14. 22.
    S2E4. International Best-Seller Dr. Jung Chang On Wild Swans, Mao’s Tyranny, & Modern China
    49:36
  15. 23.
    S2E3. Kelly Smith, Prenda CEO, on Microschooling & the Future of K-12 Learning
    39:16
  16. 24.
    S2E2. U-Ark Prof. Jay Greene & EdChoice’s Jason Bedrick on Yeshivas vs. New York & Religious Liberty
    42:51
  17. 25.
    S2E1. Michelle Rhee, Former Chancellor, D.C. Public Schools, on Leading Urban District Reform & the COVID-19 Moment
    42:32

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