/HOUR TWO:Education in America

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Marshall Smith Professor of Education at Stanford University Former undersecretary of education (1993-2000) Was acting deputy secretary under Richard Riley (from 1996 until this past year) Bruce Biddle Co-author of The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America's Public Schools. Professor emeritus of psychology and sociology, University of Missouri. Alfie Kohn The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards (September 2000) Mariner Books) Jeff Howard Founder and President of the Efficacy Institute (Non-Profit Educational Training and Consulting Company) As a part of NPR's special series, The Changing Face of America, Talk of the Nation hosts a live town hall meeting from Cleveland, Ohio, where special guests and callers from around the country tackle one of America's hottest topics - the changing face of education in America. This live broadcast will discuss whether public schools in the United States are adequately educating our children, how the school system is evolving to meet the needs of America's diverse communities and the growing controversy over academic standards and performance tests.

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