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  • emCheatedem
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    Cheated

    In 2010, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found itself at the center of an academic scandal involving its athletic department. In his book, Cheated, UNC professor Jay Smith explained how the scandal came…

    61 views
  • emPreparedem
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    Prepared

    Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner talked about her book, Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life , in which she offered her thoughts on how to prepare students for college and…

    576 views
  • Role of University Presses in American Society
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    Role of University Presses in American Society

    Authors and editors discussed the importance of university presses and the role they play in American society.

    304 views
  • em55 Strongem
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    55 Strong

    In 2018, thousands of West Virginia teachers went on strike over health care and salary disputes. Emily Hilliard, editor of 55 Strong, explained the issues West Virginia teachers were dealing with and ties the…

    75 views
  • After Words with Paul Tough
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    After Words with Paul Tough

    Paul Tough reported on the challenges and costs of a college education. He was interviewed by Sara Goldrick-Rab author and founding director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and…

    971 views
  • After Words with Tara Westover
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    After Words with Tara Westover

    Tara Westover detailed her life growing up with survivalist parents in the Idaho mountains and her introduction to formal education at age 17. She was interviewed by author and journalist…

    63,812 views
  • After Words With Natalie Wexler
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    After Words With Natalie Wexler

    Journalist Natalie Wexler talked about her book, The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System--And How to Fix It, in which she argued that the U.S. education…

    2,010 views
  • em1919em
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    1919

    University of Chicago Professor Eve Ewing discussed her book, 1919, and some of her other works.

    737 views
  • emA Girl Stands at the Doorem
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    A Girl Stands at the Door

    Rutgers University history professor Rachel Devlin looked at the desegregation of American public schools through the actions of young women throughout the country.

    967 views
  • emIt Worked for Meem
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    It Worked for Me

    Colin Powell, retired four-star general and former secretary of state, recounts his military and political career through a collection of 44 remembrances that impart General Powell’s thoughts on life and leadership. General Powell weaves his…

    1,215 views
  • emColumbineem
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    Columbine

    Dave Cullen talked about his book Columbine (Twelve; April 6, 2009). In his book, on the 10th anniversary of the mass murders, he presents a comprehensive account of the shootings on Tuesday, April…

    2,652 views
  • emA Political Educationem and emabout Becoming a Teacherem
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    A Political Education and about Becoming a Teacher

    Elizabeth Todd-Breland (A Political Education) and William Ayers (about Becoming a Teacher) talked about education and education reform in the United States.

    280 views
  • emThe Corrupt Classroomem
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    The Corrupt Classroom

    Pacific Research Institute fellow Lance Izumi argued that parents should have the right to opt out of the public school system.

    1,870 views
  • emHeroes for My Daughterem
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    Heroes for My Daughter

    Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his daughter, Lila, can look up to and derive strength from. The author profiles a range of…

    572 views
  • emThe Privileged Poorem
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    The Privileged Poor

    Harvard Professor Anthony Jack shared his thoughts on the challenges disadvantaged students face at higher education institutions.

    974 views
  • Discussion on emConsent on Campusem
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    Discussion on Consent on Campus

    Donna Frietas talked about sexual abuse on college campuses. She spoke at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison.

    396 views
  • emThe Coddling of the American Mindem
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    The Coddling of the American Mind

    Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and professor Jon Haidt argued that a variety of social and societal trends have led to a weakening of…

    3,319 views
  • emAfter the Education Warsem
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    After the Education Wars

    Former Business Week editor Andrea Gabor reported on how several school systems throughout the country have abandoned “top-down” education reform in favor of a different model that,…

    443 views
  • emThe Scopes Trialem
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    The Scopes Trial

    Known as “The Monkey Trial,” the Scopes Trial put a national spotlight on the debate of teaching evolution in public schools. Author and University of Kansas professor Jeffrey Moran talked about the media…

    222 views
  • Author Discussion on Education
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    Author Discussion on Education

    Justin Driver, author of Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, and Lenora Chu, author of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese…

    339 views
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