A classroom debate over the confederate flag goes viral, and we sit down with the teacher and student at the center of the conversation.
Gifted and talented education...is it ultimately good? Some advocates are going so far as to say such programs should be eliminated entirely.
American kids don’t have a constitutional right to a good education. A recent court case in Michigan underscored that fact. It’s a problem says our teachers, but maybe not for the reasons you think. Plus, the Trump Administration is rolling back Obama era guidance in affirmative action in college admissions. That has us asking…who is college for anyway.
We're still in the middle of a brief summer break, but we taped a special episode in response to the US Supreme Court's recent decision which promises to have a major impact on teachers unions. How will the "Janus" case affect our teachers, school and unions. We talk with the experts on this episode.
As Puerto Rico continues to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, we check in with a school on the island about the challenges that lay ahead for next school year. Plus, Betsy DeVos says a school safety commission formed after the Parkland school shooting won't be talking about guns. Finally, are your students vaping? We talk about how to deal with this new phenomenon in schools.
The 2018 national teacher of the year gave President Trump a stack of letter from her refugee and immigrant students...then the online hate started. Plus, a clash over free speech in schools. Our teachers say a student who wears a pro border wall t-shirt shouldn't have to take it off, but other students should be allowed to debate and criticize it. Also, the surprising trend of students bullying themselves online.
"Thirteen Reasons Why" is back and with it comes fears and handwringing about students dealing with suicidal thoughts. Plus, some people are calling for a nation wide boycott of schools to force legislative change on gun control. Finally, a landmark legal decision regarding which bathrooms trans students can use has our teachers asking if we can finally be done with this debate.
From state funding cuts to school shootings, teachers have a lot of reasons to be angry. But how can they use that anger constructively in schools? Plus, a new book argues Googles' search algorithms are racist, and that should give teachers pause about how they use it in their classes.
Recent research claims that learning styles are actually totally fake...our teachers say not so fast. Plus, students in America are politically fired up, but does that mean they'll vote in the fall? One school already has a statistically proven impact on student voting rates and we talk with them. All that and "Kids These Days" on this week's episode!
How should schools be teaching America's history with lynching in classrooms? The opening of a new lynching memorial has our teachers reckoning with how to bring this topic to students.
When more than 4,200 teachers responded to The New York Times’ recent callout for images showing their working conditions, it gave readers an insight into the often-frustrating experiences of educators. Plus, one of our teachers pens a powerful op-ed about our current school shooting debate.
Teacher protests continue across the country...will teachers be a political force in the 2018 elections? Plus, everyone is worried about Facebook, but our teachers say kids aren't using it anyway. And the latest scores for the National Assessment For Educational Progress are out, cue the hand-wringing and eye-rolling.
We discuss a new report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office that shows students of color, boys and students with disabilities are disproportionately disciplined in American K-12 public schools.
Students, teachers and parents are asking what their schools can do to keep kids safe following last month’s school shooting in Florida. So we hosted a public forum to discuss what people in our area are thinking and feeling in the midst of this unique moment.
Above photo from Bart Everson
The national student walk out has us asking: is it really a protest if you have to get a permission slip to do it? Our teachers say their students are demanding more agency and planning more political activism.
No Wrong Answer will be taking a two week break as our teachers head off to a much deserved Spring Break themselves.
A teacher gets outed as a closet white supremacist. What does it say about schools that she was able to get a teaching job in the first place? Plus, the DACA program has not ended but students receiving the special protective status are still anxious about their futures. We talk with three DACA recipients about what life is like under a cloud of uncertainty. And, what did our teachers learn from the success of the West Virginia teacher's strike?
A teacher strike in West Virginia captures the education world's attention. We talk with a leader on the front picket lines of Charleston. Plus—sexting—more kids are doing it, and our teachers say they feel unprepared to talk about it. And, we start a new segment, Teacher To Teacher, where educators talk with the teachers who had an impact on them as students.