The U.S. has one of the worst high school drop-out rates in the industrialized world and many fear current education standards hurt the country’s competitiveness. What the Obama administration, educators, and reform advocates think are the best ways to improve education in America.

Guests

  • Dianne Piche executive director, Citizen's Commission for Civil Rights
  • Rick Hess resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Lily Eskelsen vice president, National Education Association
  • Melody Barnes director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and special assistant to President Obama

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, Aug 28 2015China's market turmoil reverberates worldwide. More than 100 people die this week in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. And the new U.S. envoy for Syria pushes for a political solution to the civil war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, Aug 28 2015The shooting of two journalists renews calls for stricter gun controls. President Obama visits New Orleans to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And the U.S. stock market takes investors on a wild ride. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

New Tactics In The Anti-Abortion Movement

Thursday, Aug 27 2015Abortion opponents seek details on women who get abortions and the doctors who perform them. Several states have moved to cut Planned Parenthood funding even for clinics without abortion services. Join us to discuss new tactics in the anti-abortion movement.