"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
In the last year, newspapers and magazines have been running articles about a nationwide shortage of qualified teachers in U.S. public schools. In turn, teachers face complicated problems which can include low pay, unmanageable class size, parental interference, lack of support from school administrators, and violent students. A panel talks about the biggest problems facing teachers and schools, and what can be done to attract and keep good educators.
- Marty Schollenberger Swaim teacher at Jefferson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia and author of "Teacher Time" (Redbud)
- Craig Jerald Education Week senior editor and project director of Quality Counts
- Sandra Feldman American Federation of Teachers
- Jeanne Allen president of the Center for Education Reform
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