Education

Brown-versus-Board of Education: Sixty Years Later

Brown-versus-Board of Education: Sixty Years Later

May 15, 2014

On the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Diane and panel of guests will discuss the legacy of the Brown ruling and the state of racial integration and equality in public schools today.

David McCullough, Jr.: "You Are Not Special"

April 24, 2014

You are not special. That was the message behind a controversial commencement speech by a Massachusetts high school teacher that went viral on social media. In a new book, he defends his argument that teenagers are profoundly harmed by the growing pressure to be exceptional.

Sexual Assaults On College Campuses And How Colleges And Universities Are Responding

April 24, 2014

This week, American University officials announced an investigation into emails that referred to sexual assault and rape. In late March, a Harvard University student anonymously disclosed her own experience with sexual assault in the...

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

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

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."

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