Education

Building a Qualified Workforce for the Future: New Trends in Higher Education

December 14, 2011

Comparing private, public and for-profit colleges in the U.S.: how they stack up on affordability, access, and preparing American students for the workplace.

Jean Baker: "Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion"

November 15, 2011

Margaret Sanger spent her life fighting to give women access to birth control. A new biography of the family planning pioneer and why she remains controversial today.

Shrinking Financial Aid and College Admissions

September 22, 2011

Rising costs and institutional pressures are forcing more colleges to seek out students who can pay the full tab. Guest host Steve Roberts and his guests discuss how fundamental changes in the admissions process may be squeezing out low- and middle-income families.

Economic Gain Through Gender Equality

September 20, 2011

A new World Bank report affirms the economic cost of gender inequity. Why equality between men and women leads to economic growth.

Steven Brill: "Class Warfare"

Steven Brill: "Class Warfare"

August 16, 2011

On the frontlines of school reform: A veteran journalist reports on an unlikely coalition of parents, teachers, Republicans and Democrats trying to fix America’s failing schools.

U.S. Manufacturing and Engineering Work Force

June 7, 2011

U.S. students lag behind in math and science compared to those in other countries: New efforts to better prepare Americans for work in engineering and manufacturing.

Is College Right for Everyone

May 16, 2011

Going to college has become part of the American dream. But a recent study found only one-third of future jobs will require a bachelor's degree. Re-thinking whether college is for everyone.

America's Shrinking Cities

March 28, 2011

New census results show Detroit has lost twenty-five percent of its population over the last decade. It's one of many cities adjusting to fewer residents. Diane and her guests discuss the reasons for the loss in population and the...

Women in the Work Force: Critical Issues

March 24, 2011

Women have made significant strides in the work force, but they still lag behind men in pay and advancement. Guest host Susan Page and her guests discuss gender equity in employment and why work-life balance is increasingly important to both men and women.

Class Size and Student Achievement

March 8, 2011

In Wisconsin the state legislature remain at a total impasse over a vote on legislation that would largely strip public employees of collective bargaining. Teachers are among state employees caught in the ongoing bitter battle over the...

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