Walk into a pre-school classroom in America today and Erika Christakis says it’s likely you’ll see some familiar décor: alphabet charts, bar graphs, calendars, and schedules. It’s all part, says the expert in early child education, of a nationwide drive to make sure kids are ready for school at a younger and younger age.
A relatively small political magazine called the Washington Monthly has had a relatively strong influence on journalism, having served as a training ground for many talented writers and editors, including Nicholas Lemann, James Fallows, Michael Kinsley and Katherine Boo. Its founder, Charles Peters, recently retired after 33 years as editor-in-chief. He joins Diane to talk about his career and about how the field of journalism has changed over the years.
- Charles Peters journalist and former editor-in-chief of Washington Monthly magazine
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