Education

Amy Pearl Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 01/23/2015
Amy Pearl is the Executive Director of Springboard Innovation, rebranded as Hatch Innovation, a 10-year old non profit that is essentially in the business of building businesses. She was the driving force behind the Community Public Offering, an idea whose implementation by the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities leap-frogged over statute to become administrative law. Its purpose is to let Oregonians invest real money in real businesses. It's not crowdfunding. And although it is conceptually simple, the devil is in the details. Don Merrill talked with Ms. Pearl about this exciting option for Oregonians that she likes to call "the biggest earthquake to hit Oregon that no one feels". 28:05 minutes (25.71 MB)

JoAnn Hardesty Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 01/23/2015
Depending on who you talk to, longtime Portland activist JoAnn Hardesty's installation as president of the Portland NAACP is either a blessing or a nightmare.  This local civil rights icon's assumption to the office was compared by one post to the impact of an incoming artillery shell.  Don Merrill talks with Ms. Hardesty about how she's focused on helping the organization renew its tarnished image by cleaning house, setting new standards and following the first rule of getting yourself out of a hole; stop digging.    
29:59 minutes (27.46 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 12, 2015

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Mon, 01/12/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick hosts this episode, with the music of Phil Ochs, and segments on Charlie Hebdo, the Greek left, Teach for America, Studs Terkel, Property and the police state.  Find us on Facebook or Twitter, and friend or follow us for updates and other stuff we like to share. Send us comments, suggestions, questions, or your ideas for contributions you'd like to make at oldmolevarietyhour-at--gmail-dot-com. To hear the whole show, click on the play button below.
54:55 minutes (25.14 MB)

Don't Teach for America

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Mon, 01/12/2015

Frann Michel reviews the criticism explaining why Teach for America is bad for those who teach in it, bad for the students they teach, and bad for public education in the United States. You can find a longer version of her comments, with links to sources, here .

8:15 minutes (3.78 MB)

WRR: Against Teach for America

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It has come to my attention that not everyone has heard the criticisms of Teach for America that have been raised in recent years. Since the end of this month marks one of their due dates for applications, I want to take this opportunity to advise those considering applying for the program, or considering writing recommendation letters for those who are applying, to think carefully about these critiques, which argue that the program is bad for those who teach in it, bad for the students they teach, and, most persuasively to my mind, bad for public education in the United States.

Year End Program

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Tue, 12/30/2014
57:34 minutes (39.53 MB)

"More Than a Score:The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing" with Jesse Hagopian from Seattle

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Wed, 12/31/2014
Host Paul Roland talks with Jesse Hagopian, who will be at Powell's Books on W. Burnside this Sunday, January 4 at 7:30 to talk about his new book and to participate in a panel discussion between teachers, students and parents of the new uprising against high-stakes testing.
https://www.facebook.com/events/404204486409857/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming 56:57 minutes (52.14 MB)

Progressive Charter Schools?

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Mon, 12/29/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Karen Connelly and Terra O'Neill about the progressive case for charter schools. They come on in response to a previous interview conducted by Bill where he's critical of charter schools as a movement. They draw from their experience with charter schools, as teachers and parents of students, in the Portland area. 20:59 minutes (12.01 MB)
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