My mother-in-law tells me that the Mt. Everest of every academic’s career is being interviewed on NPR. While Terry Gross hasn’t called (yet), I have had the chance to talk about my work and to comment on a variety of developments in education history, policy, and law with a range of delightfully sharp journalists. Some of these stories, interviews, and podcasts can be found below.
“A Constitutional Right to Literacy for Detroit’s Kids?” (Op Ed) New York Times (April 26, 2020), https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/26/opinion/gary-whitmer-detroit.html
“When America’s Schools Shut Down, We All Lose” Education Week (March 23, 2020). https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/03/20/when-americas-schools-shut-down-we-all.html
“Episode 82: Milton Friedman’s day in court” Have You Heard Podcast (February 6, 2020). https://soundcloud.com/haveyouheardpodcast/82-milton-friedmans-day-in-court
“Homeschooling: Questioning authority, liberty, and democracy in education” WUNC: The State of Things (October 29, 2019). https://www.wunc.org/post/homeschooling-questioning-authority-liberty-and-democracy-education
“Episode 107: Pushing back against student absenteeism” Class Dismissed Podcast. https://classdismissedpodcast.com/education/episode-107-pushing-back-against-student-absenteeism/
“Maryland’s new education formula is being hailed as a breakthrough. Is it too soon?” NPR/WAMU (June 14, 2019). https://wamu.org/story/19/06/14/marylands-new-education-formula-is-being-hailed-as-a-breakthrough-is-it-too-soon/
“At Least 465 truant students were kicked out of Indiana virtual schools under a law meant to keep them there” Chalk Beat (April, 12, 2019). https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2019/04/12/at-least-465-truant-students-were-kicked-out-of-indiana-virtual-schools-under-a-law-meant-to-keep-them-there/
“Episode 2: History of the Student Record” For the Record: An AACRO Podcast (February, 18, 2019). https://www.aacrao.org/resources/newsletters-blogs/for-the-record/article/for-the-record/2019/02/18/episode-2-history-of-the-student-record
“Betsy DeVos is Fabricating History to Sell a Bad Education Policy” The New Republic (January 28, 2019). https://newrepublic.com/article/152979/betsy-devos-fabricating-history-sell-bad-education-policy
“Why Competency-Based Education is Exciting and Where it may Stumble” KQED: MindShift (January, 14, 2019): https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/52866/why-competency-based-education-is-exciting-and-where-it-may-stumble.
“An EDlection Showdown in Maryland: Could a ‘Blue Wave’ Unseat America’s Second-Most Popular Governor—and Reshape the State’s Education Priorities?” The 74 (August 6, 2018): https://www.the74million.org/article/an-edlection-showdown-in-maryland-could-a-blue-wave-unseat-americas-second-most-popular-governor-and-reshape-the-states-education-priorities/.
“Can Schools Commit Malpractice? It Depends” EducationNext (July 30, 2018): https://www.educationnext.org/can-schools-commit-malpractice-it-depends-detroit/.
“Causes and Consequences of Student Absenteeism: An Interview with Michael Gottfried and Ethan Hutt” EducationNC (June 21, 2018): https://www.ednc.org/2018/06/21/causes-and-consequences-of-student-absenteeism-an-interview-with-michael-gottfried-and-ethan-hutt/.