Education

The Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

The Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

April 23, 2014

The Supreme Court upholds a Michigan voter initiative that bans racial preferences in the state’s public universities: The future of race-based admissions.

The Growing Reliance On Adjunct Professors

The Growing Reliance On Adjunct Professors

April 16, 2014

Colleges and universities are cutting costs by replacing full-time professors with part timers. A discussion about the growing ranks of adjunct professors, their efforts to unionize, and whether the heavy reliance on adjuncts affects education quality.

William Cohan: "The Price Of Silence"

William Cohan: "The Price Of Silence"

April 14, 2014

Author and investigative reporter William Cohan joins Diane to talk about his new book, "The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities."

Jane Fonda: "Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More"

Jane Fonda: "Being A Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More"

March 27, 2014

For nearly two decades, Jane Fonda has dedicated herself to the issue of adolescent health. Now she's translated what she's learned into a guide on sexuality and development for young people.

John Demos: "The Heathen School"

John Demos: "The Heathen School"

March 20, 2014

A new book about the history of a failed missionary school founded in early 19th century Connecticut which recruited boys from China, Hawaii and Native American nations. The multicultural school prospered for years, but eventually collapsed under the weight of colonial racism, setting off a chain of events that culminated tragically in the Trail of Tears.

Renewed Debate Over Common Core Standards And Testing

Renewed Debate Over Common Core Standards And Testing

March 3, 2014

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have signed on to Common Core educational standards since 2010. Now, many states led by both Republicans and Democrats are reconsidering. Renewed debate over Common Core standards and testing.

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach

February 18, 2014

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein fell in love with the music of Bach as a child. She speaks with Diane about her life, her music and her new education initiative called "Bachpacking."

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Angelique Kidjo: "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music"

January 28, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning musician and UNICEF ambassador. The singer-songwriter on celebrating her African roots in word and song.

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

January 14, 2014

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed the institution’s involvement in slavery, setting off a controversy that made headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In a new book, American history professor Craig Steven Wilder lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy.

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