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Shows featuring Deborah Meier

  • Teaching Pioneer Deborah Meier on Obama’s Education Policy and the Future of Charter Schools Meierweb
    As part of the Obama administration’s education plan, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has urged states to consider partnerships with successful charter school operators. We speak to Deborah Meier, who has spent nearly four decades working in public education as a teacher, principal, writer and public advocate. She is considered to be the founder of the small schools movement and founded a...
    May 21, 2009 | Story
  • Obama’s Choice for Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, Seen as Compromise Between Divided Strands Duncanweb
    As chief executive officer of the Chicago public school system, the third largest in the country, Education Secretary-designate Arne Duncan expanded charter schools and launched a performance pay plan for teachers. Duncan was seen as a compromise pick between progressive and conservative education advocates. We speak to Michael Klonsky, professor of education and longtime school reform activist...
    December 18, 2008 | Story