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Sarah and Beth share the second part of a larger conversation about the state of the schools. Today's episode covers issues happening in public K-12 schools, including learning loss, staffing shortages, political debates, and more.TOPICS DISCUSSEDHow We Value Public EducationLearning LossStaffing ShortagesFalling EnrollmentPolitical DebateOutside of Politics: Tech Tags for KidsWe're excited to be relaunching our book club this summer! It will be available to Premium members only. Join us now on our Patreon page or Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, where we will share more information soon.Visit our website for complete show notes and episode resources. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In today's show the Pugs respond to an article published in First Things entitled: Don't Spare the Rod, by Daniel Buck. Buck is a public school teacher and in the article he describes the break down of the order that had once at least partly been kept in public school classrooms. The guys reflect on their own educations in public schools and wonder aloud, "What should Christians do about public education?" Support the Pugcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thetheologypugcast?fbclid=IwAR17UHhfzjphO52C_kkZfursA_C784t0ldFix0wyB4fd-YOJpmOQ3dyqGf8 Check out The Good Life Podcast with Matt Carpenter: https://mattcarpenter.podbean.com/
On today's show the Pugs respond to an article published in First Things entitled: Don't Spare the Rod, by Daniel Buck. Buck is a public school teacher and in the article he describes the break down of the order that had once at least partly been kept in public school classrooms. The guys reflect on their own educations in public schools and wonder aloud, "What should Christians do about public education?" Support the Pugcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thetheologypugcast?fbclid=IwAR17UHhfzjphO52C_kkZfursA_C784t0ldFix0wyB4fd-YOJpmOQ3dyqGf8 Check out The Good Life Podcast with Matt Carpenter: https://mattcarpenter.podbean.com/
Experian Identity Report with Rod Griffin, Lifes Big Moments Graduation. Rod Griffin is the Sr Director of Public Education for Experian. Extremely valuable information for making sure you know what to do when graduating and heading out into the world of adulthood. Listen as David Cogan, Host of the Heroes Show and Founder of Eliances entrepreneur community.
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TODAY'S GUESTS: Mark and Amber Archer, a husband and wife filmmaking team and founders of Fearless Features, a filmmaking ministry. The Archers have over 30 years of combined production experience and they're on a mission to share hope in Christ around the world through feature films, documentaries, podcasting, books and more. Their goal is to educate, motivate, and inspire others to get involved in their local communities to defend their families and biblical values! Previously on the podcast, we discussed their documentary, The Mind Polluters. MORE Subscribe to the Fearless Features newsletter! "Dysphoria" Teaser - End of Summer 2022 Your Favorite Guests on Stand Up for the Truth! (List & Links) Governor defunds Indiana University sex institute founded by Alfred Kinsey ‘The Mind Polluters' Exposes Schools Sexualizing Kids Disney's Depravity And Moral Decline Have Been Going On For Decades Alfred Kinsey and Sexual Anarchy in America (content warning) NBCUniversal advertising figure Linda Yaccarino reportedly in talks about serving as Twitter CEO The Most Programmed Generation in History 200 Resources You Can Trust!– Be Equipped and ‘Connect the Dots' NEWSBYTES SUPPORT STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH PODCAST WITH NEW GEAR! Subscribe to the QChannel on YouTube for upcoming LIVE STREAMS – Click here.
Public education is designed to create obedient citizens who follow orders without questioning authority. John Taylor Gatto, in his book "Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling," argues that public education is not designed to teach children to think critically, but rather to be obedient and follow orders. He states, "Schools are intended to produce, through the application of formulas, formulaic human beings whose behavior can be predicted and controlled." This is supported by Neil Postman in his book "The End of Education," where he writes, "The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people." The full manuscript for this episode can be found on the website: https://wordpress.com/post/thewarriorpriestpodcast.wordpress.com/2005 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/donavon-riley/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/donavon-riley/support
We talk to Shary Tran and Erik Kennedy about their organization ElevAsian, AAPI Heritage month, and the plethora of events they have planned to celebrate in May. Then we talk to Peggy Wirtz-Olsen, a teacher and president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, joins to talk about the upcoming Rally for Public Education at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the State Capitol.Guests: Shary Tran, Erik Kennedy, Peggy Wirtz-Olsen
On this episode of The LET's Talk Podcast, Dr. Andrea Hensley, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services, shares an inspiring story about how getting to know people from different backgrounds changed her "why." She learned the importance of listening with empathy and understanding through a pregnant woman on trial, which led her to pursue prison ministry and make a positive impact on inmates' lives. As an experienced educator and leader, Dr. Hensley emphasizes the importance of truly listening to each other and planting seeds of hope that may have a lasting impact on our students.
This past week was crossover week at the North Carolina General Assembly – the legislature's self-imposed deadline for passing bills to keep them eligible during the 2023 session. It's an event that helped turn the steady stream of backward-looking bills that have been winning approval from the Republican supermajorities into a virtual torrent. Fortunately, despite […] The post State Rep. Julie von Haefen on a bevy of bills that threaten to undermine public education appeared first on NC Newsline.
Experian Identity Report with Rod Griffin, Lifes Big Moments Divorce. Rod Griffin is the Sr Director of Public Education for Experian. Extremely valuable information for making sure you know what to do when disolving a marriage. Listen as David Cogan, Host of the Heroes Show and Founder of Eliances entrepreneur community.
Heartland POD on Twitter - @TheHeartlandPOD Host: Jess Piper @piper4missouri https://heartlandpod.com/JOIN PATREON FOR MORE!“Change The Conversation”Derek Black is a professor of law and the Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. His areas of expertise include education law and policy, constitutional law, and civil rights. The focus of his current scholarship is the intersection of constitutional law and public education, particularly as it pertains to educational equality and fairness for disadvantaged students. He is the author of a leading education law casebook, Education Law: Equality, Fairness, and Reform, and Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy
Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy comes back on The Pakistan Experience to discuss his new book, "Pakistan: Origins, Identity and Future" - on this podcast covering a wide range of topics Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy drops some bombshells about Jinnah, the Pakistani Identity, the Two Nation Theory, The History of the Sub-Continent and Hindutva Politics in India. On this deep dive podcast, Dr. Hoodbhoy and I discuss the Pakistani Identity, the imposition of Urdu, Jinnah's vision for Pakistan, Myth-Making, the Ideology of Nations, the history of Hindus in the Sub-Continent, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Land Reforms, and Dr. Hoodbhoy answers your questions. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy is a Nuclear Physicist holding a PhD from MIT. He taught physics for nearly 50 years at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad and was a visiting professor at several US universities including University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, and MIT. He is a sponsor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a member of the Permanent Monitoring Panel of the World Federation of Scientists, and founder-director of the Eqbal Ahmad Centre for Public Education. Since 1988 he has headed Mashal Books in Lahore which translates books into Urdu for promoting modern thought, human rights, and women's rights. Last year he started The Black Hole, a community space in Islamabad sector G-11/3 for promoting science, art, and culture. In 1968 Dr. Hoodbhoy won the Baker Award for Electronics, and in 1984 the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics. In 2003 he was awarded UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science. In 2010 Dr. Hoodbhoy received the Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society and the Jean Meyer Award from Tufts University. In 2011, he was included in the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. During 2013-2017 he was an adviser to the United Nation's Secretary General. In 2019 he received the honorary doctor of law degree from the University of British Columbia. And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperiencehttps://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 1:10 The Creation of the Pakistani Identity and Provincialism 12:05 Jinnah as Governor-General and his vision for Pakistan. 23:45 Would things be different if Jinnah survived, Bengal, and Land Reforms 31:52 What is an Islamic State and Political Islam 38:47 Pervez Hoodbhoy's plea to those looking to leave Pakistan by sea 39:55 What is Pakistan's actual ideology, myth-making, parallels in America and Israel, and the war for cultural identity 53:20 Dissecting the desire to go back in history to justify being the first, naya India, destruction of temples and Mughal history 1:00:20 Fetishizing Arab identity as ours and Indian cultural pride, Pakistan's need for change, and whether our polarization and economic problems are intertwined 1:07:44 Sir Syed Ahmed Khan: reformist or colonist; Allama Iqbal and his hate for the west 1:17:38 Writing a book on Pakistan's history as a non-historian 1:26:49 Audience Questions
“Don't say, I wish somebody would help them. Go out and do it.” This episode is sponsored in part by Cats of the Wild Podcast, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy speaks with individual animal rescuer and advocate, Nancy Robison. After receiving help to TNR the cats outside her home in Long Island, NY, Nancy made it her personal mission to gather all the information she could on low-cost or free services for animals, including spay/neuter and TNR resources. She shares those resources whenever she has the chance, to minimize obstacles and help even more people get the help they need. Today, Nancy works with two local organizations and continues to support TNR efforts in Long Island. She also works closely with caregiver and rescuer, Cathy Moore, in upstate New York to provide as much help as she possibly can. Stacy and Nancy talk about the role of individuals in animal rescue, and stepping up when something needs to be done. They talk about compassion, and how it impacts our approach to animals and people with unique needs and challenges. A teacher for 35 years, Nancy strongly believes in the importance of teaching children compassion for animals. She and Stacy talk about the children's books she has authored, which were inspired by the bedtime stories her own mother used to tell about her childhood cat, Stubbs. Nancy's books are available for sale on Amazon. All proceeds from her books are donated to animal-related charities: Stubby: A Cat's Story Stubby: Her Continuing Adventures The Dogs of My Life To get in touch with Nancy, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with One At A Time Cat Rescue via their Facebook group.
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Public Education is no longer what it once was. A teacher complained on TikTok about getting reprimanded, because she was teaching the students about their "constitutional rights." What was she saying? Rick has the audio here. You will not believe your ears. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Morgan Smith: You're listening to the Raise Your Hand Texas Intersect Ed Podcast where the stories of public education policy and practice meet. I'm your host Morgan Smith, and today, we're taking on a topic that has become a marquee fight of the 88th Legislature, private school vouchers. On one side, we have our state's two most powerful elected officials, Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who say every parent should get the freedom to decide how to use taxpayer money in educating their children. On the other, we have every public education advocacy group in the state, including Raise Your Hand Texas, who say that vouchers will do nothing but harm students, teachers, and communities.To help us dive in today we have superintendent Randy Burks of the Hamlin Independent School District, and Bob Popinski, the senior director of policy at Raise Your Hand Texas. Dr. Burks and Bob Popinski, thank you both so much for being here. So first, let's define what we're talking about. There are a lot of different terms we might have heard to describe vouchers, school choice, education savings accounts, and tax credit scholarships. It gets even more confusing because school choice is also used to describe the array of options already available to Texas public school students, like charter schools and magnet programs.Right now, a plan known as an education savings account is what's gaining the most traction at the legislature. The basic gist is that the state gives parents a certain amount of money, $8,000 in Senate Bill 8, the main bill that we're watching, to use for our private school tuition or other educational expenses. On its face, maybe this doesn't seem like a bad idea. Bob, is this proposal, the education savings account, is this a voucher?Bob Popinski: Don't be fooled. No matter what they call them, whether it's an education savings account or a tax credit scholarship, or a virtual voucher, they're all the same thing. Vouchers are a scheme that's used to divert public funds to private schools and vendors, and the keywords there are private schools and vendors, with no accountability, such as public schools have. And then they will continue to undermine traditional schools, including charter schools, in the future because those funds are taken from public schools to invest in our teachers, to invest in our students, and they're investing them into a program that has no accountability whatsoever. So it doesn't matter what you call them – education savings accounts, special education vouchers. They are bad public policy for the state of Texas.Morgan: Dr. Burks, your district is about 40 miles northwest of Abilene in Jones County, Texas. You've been a superintendent there for six years, though, you've worked in public education for more than four decades. Your district is rural and small, with just over 400 students and those students are primarily from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Give us a little sense for your community. What are you most proud of there? What are you struggling with?Dr. Randy Burks: Well, Hamlin was what might commonly be referred to in some circles of school finances as a CTD district –“circling the drain district,” declining enrollment and loss of some industry that was here previously, and so the district has seen better days definitely. And the city itself is probably typical of a lot of rural Texas, crumbling infrastructure and substandard housing is pretty common here. And, you know, I grew up in a background that's not too different from a lot of our kiddos. And so I really felt like I had something to offer the school and the community because I had a background in school finance.So we moved to a collegiate model early on in my time here, because we just felt like that, so many of our kiddos were struggling with finding a pathway that would be better than the pathway that they could see. They couldn't really envision a better life than what their parents had. So, we're a P-TECH school, early college high school, we have Montessori Elementary School, and we have college and career pathways available for our kiddos. And so we try lots of innovative things, and we fail fast and dust ourselves off when we do and get up and try again, because we think that's what's best for our kids and to help improve our school and, in essence, lift the community up as well as we move forward.Morgan: Now, it's no accident that we're featuring a superintendent from rural Texas today, because that is where Governor Abbott has decided to wage his fight for vouchers, too. Since the start of the legislative session, he's taken the pro-voucher message to the road, stopping at private schools in three to four towns a month around the state. Let's take a quick listen here to the Governor speaking at a private school in Tyler in March. Governor Abbott (audio from an “Education Freedom” March 2023 event in Tyler, TX): I cannot stand alone in getting this across the finish line. I need you standing with me, every step of the way, to make sure we empower parents to educate our kids, better than any state in America.Morgan: Dr. Burks, we just heard the emphasis on parental freedom as an argument for vouchers, and I want to get your thoughts on what that means for rural schools in a second. But Bob, first, can you give us an idea why we're seeing this strategy of targeting rural communities from the Governor? And as we're seeing the conversation evolve at the legislature, we're hearing more discussion about vouchers and special education students. What's the strategy here?Bob: I've always run up to a problem in rural school districts, and rural communities are the center of their communities. And, so what happens is, in the past, you've had Republicans and Democrats alike in the House stopping vouchers. There's an amendment offered, usually during the state budget debate that says, "Our public dollars cannot go towards private schools or vouchers." And that's typically what's known as the Representative Herrero Amendment. And that was a few weeks ago here in the Texas House and passed 87 to 51.And it's an important moment for the House because it sends a signal that we believe in our public schools. They keep saying that overwhelmingly, Texans believe in a voucher program. But I think what's actually happening out there is that Texans really don't know what a voucher program is. When you actually say, "Hey, if a private school or a private vendor actually takes public dollars, are they held accountable?". And in a recent Charles Butt Foundation poll put out at the beginning of the year, it says, “If private schools and private vendors actually take public dollars, what kind of accountability would you like to see?"And overwhelmingly, 88% said, "Yes, we'd love to see how they're actually spending our public dollars." "Yes," 84% said, "We want to see that they provide special education services to all students and not just a select group of students, and that you have to accept students with all special education needs, you have to follow the state curriculum guidelines, you have to administer state standardized tests, and you have to kind of accept all students, even if they have a discipline problem."And so overwhelmingly, when you look at Texans, whether they're from rural Texas or urban and suburban Texas, they want a voucher program that's held accountable underneath all of those standards. I think at that point, what you have is a public school system. And so I think we should take some time to invest in our public schools. Right now, public schools are funded $4,000 below the national average when it comes to per-student funding. We're $7,500 below the national average when it comes to teacher salary.And I think we need to kind of focus on that before we start spending a billion dollars on a voucher program that doesn't accept all students, and it even says within the bill, that parents have to be notified that private schools and vendors don't have to provide the same special education services, under state and federal law as public schools do. There's a lot to unwrap in here. And I think as more Texans actually understand the linkage of what's going on in this voucher program, the more they're pushing back against it.Morgan: And so we've seen that rural communities have been out of this firewall against vouchers in the past and this session, it seems even this main bill, SB8 that we're looking at, it includes a carve-out for rural schools as possibly a way of getting around this opposition that we've seen. And rural school districts like yours, Dr. Burks, they make up about 40% of Texas districts, they educate about 180,000 students in the state.Under SB 8, they would actually get paid if they lose any students to a voucher program. So currently, that amount is $10,000. So all in all, school districts under 20,000 students, the state would be paying $18,000 a year for five years for students to take part in this program. That's $8,000 that goes to the family and $10,000 to the school district. What would a program like this mean in your district, Dr. Burks?Randy: I would say first of all, things are really on a high note financially in Texas right now. And because I've done this for a long time, we know that there are lean years and there are prosperous years. And this is a time that the legislature has a lot of money at its disposal. So this sounds really good. And if you don't understand like Bob was saying, you may not understand all the moving parts here. But for them to commit $18,000, and the price tag that goes with that, at some point that's going to go away, it pulls money from what's available to us.And so I really am opposed to it. Now, we're rural, and it's going to be difficult for our folks to find a private school to attend. They would have to drive to Abilene. We, in fact, bus children from Abilene to our school, because of some of the things we're doing. We have such a high number of disadvantaged folks, and that micro-schools, and homeschooling and different things that pop up would probably pull some of our students for that. Those students are going to come back to us.If you've ever tried to teach a child to read or teach algebra, I believe that there are going to be some hardships created for parents, especially in rural communities where there's already chronic economic hardship and long work hours for parents, and many of them work two jobs or they're single parents. It would be very difficult for our folks to provide a good education for our kids, and they'll come back to us and then the consequences will be back on our shoulders to make sure that we catch them up and provide the high level of education that we already do. I think that the $10,000, it's a carrot for votes. And we'll just call that what it is. Bob: Morgan, if I can jump in there, too.Morgan: Sure.Bob: The bill is actually saying what those who are in favor of vouchers are kind of denying. They're saying "No, we're not going to defund our public schools. The money's going to be there for our kids." But what they're actually saying in the bill, is that, "For those right now, with 20,000 students or less, we're going to provide $10,000 and hold harmless money for you." And it started off as a two-year period, and on the Senate floor, they actually extended that to a five-year period. And so they're actually saying, "Yes, we understand that it's going to actually hurt our public schools, so we're going to hold you harmless for that five years, but we're only going to do it if you're under 20,000 students."For a majority of districts that have students above 20,000, they're not getting that hold harmless. So they're going to see an impact right away. Every time a student leaves a school district, and goes either to a private school or even a charter school that school district loses about on average $10,000. It could be a little bit higher in some districts, a little bit lower in others. But that $10,000, leaving the district means that they're going to have a hard time funding all of their staff, all of the teachers they need, to make sure that they can staff their classrooms properly. All of the folks driving the school buses and the cafeteria workers and all of the aides that help out. There's 375,000 teachers, there's another 200,000 or so staff around the state, and all of that will be impacted once you start diverting funds from public education.Morgan: You bring up a good point, Governor Abbott himself said in his State of the State address this year that even with a voucher program, public schools would remain fully funded. And then you have this provision in the bill that seems to conflict with that, because you're holding harmless the $10,000. I think that's a really good point to bring up. I want to shift back again to the special education services. Dr. Burks, we have a number of bills out there that are focused on vouchers for special education students. Can you talk a little bit about what services for special education are provided in your district?Randy: Well, we're required by law to provide services for all students that reside in our attendance zone. So we have a variety of needs – with learning disabilities, emotional issue – and we have to provide services for those kiddos. And we're happy to do so, but it is expensive to do so. I don't see that private schools are going to take on this responsibility. Now I have been in places where we have actually contracted with a private school for a particular student whose parent had a situation where they moved to our district but did not want to change for their student because of the emotional strain of that.There are isolated cases where that could happen. But, for the most part, we provide services for all of our students, whether that's residential placement, which costs us dearly, or to provide speech services, or the whole gamut of things that we provide for our kiddos. It's our responsibility, that's what public schools do. We take all the children who show up at our door, do our very best to provide a great education for them, whether they have special needs, or whether they're gifted and talented, or anywhere in between.Morgan: And you talk about you're required by law to provide these services. Bob, how would a special education voucher program be conducted to federal guidelines for special education students?Bob: Yeah, and every voucher bill moving through the process, there's provisions in there that clearly state, "You have to notify the parents that private schools and private vendors are not subject to the same federal or state laws regarding special education services in the same manner as public schools." That means they don't have to provide the same services, they don't have to actually accept or admit a special education student under any circumstances. And so they're spelling this out in the bill saying that private schools and vendors don't have to offer the same type of special education services. And so when we move forward, we just have to keep that in mind, and make sure we're doing what's best for all children in the state of Texas.Morgan: I want to talk about oversight for a second, we alluded to this earlier. But when taxpayer dollars start going to education expenses outside of the public school system, it's really hard to design a system that keeps track of how that money is spent. Bob, what accountability measures are attached to the voucher proposals at the legislature right now?Bob: Very little. Right now how these voucher proposals are set up, and we'll look at Senate Bill 8, as one of them. It is a $10,000 hold harmless for school districts that have students using the voucher, but it's an $8,000 voucher. But by the time the education organization that oversees it takes a 5% cut, and the Comptroller takes a 3% cut to oversee it, that amount is diminished. And the oversight that the Comptroller has is just an audit for compliance. They're not looking at student achievement or student progress. They don't have to compare them to the STAAR assessment or the A through F accountability rating system for our campuses and school districts.They don't have to have the same type of certification standards that our teachers do in our school districts. They don't have to follow the same financial integrity rating system that our school districts do. And they're not overseen by an elected body like all of our local school boards do. And so there really is no oversight for this, except for some compliance audits, and a provision that says you have to offer some sort of nationally norm-referenced test and be accredited by one of our state's private school accreditation services. But besides that, they don't have to fall under the same guidelines as our public schools by a long stretch.Morgan: And this brings us to the equity part of this issue, the beauty and the challenge of public schools is that they're required to take students from all backgrounds, regardless of religion, the color of their skin, whether they can or can't speak English, and students whose parents can't afford to feed them breakfast or lunch. All of those students are welcomed at a public school. Dr. Burks, talk a little bit about public school versus private school when it comes to equity.Randy: Well, if they're school age, we serve them regardless of their academic ability, disability, or socioeconomic status. In fact, we take early head start down to three-year-olds, we even have two-year-olds. We feel like we have to intervene as soon as we can, because they're going to come to our school at some point. Private schools just aren't held to that standard. They don't take all of them, and they're not required to make accommodations. They have an acceptance process – and it is a stringent process.And we hear stories all the time about students who maybe go to a private school, and then they get excluded or sent back to their public school because they had too many tardies, or because they didn't follow the rules. It becomes a screening process for the best and the brightest, who will leave [our public schools]. And, it will not do any favors to public education, whether it's in rural or in urban areas.Bob, when you describe the standards that the private schools would be held to, a national norm-referenced test and some, good financial bookkeeping, it sounds like the way public schools were when I went to school, where there was a lot of local control, and school districts still provided a very good education for kiddos without all of those strings attached to the dollars.And I also have a concern that we're still talking about a static amount of money and some window of time here. And when the dollar amount that goes to private schools, we know that over a very short period of time, the tuition at those private schools is going to increase at least to the amount of the voucher. And so I would say to you that over time, that amount is going to increase because it's still not going to cover the amount and this is just going to be the camel's nose under the tent, and it's going to continue to balloon, if you will.Morgan: So right now we're in the crunch time of the legislative session. The Senate has passed out a voucher bill, SB 8. Meanwhile, the House has passed its budget with a provision that would prevent public money from being spent on private schools, which seemingly would mean that SB 8 or any other voucher proposal wouldn't have the votes to make it out of the House. Bob, what does that mean for vouchers this session? Is it stead?Bob: Even after multiple bills have been heard this session, both in the Senate Education Committee and the House Public Education Committee, there continues to be more bills heard on Education Savings Accounts, specifically for special education students. And so as more bills move through the process than ever before with the six weeks left, there's a lot of vehicles out there for Education savings accounts, for vouchers, for virtual vouchers to be heard and advanced through the legislative process. So it's incredibly important when the House debated the Herrero Amendment during the state budget process, that says they are not willing to accept a voucher program this legislative session. With that being said, as I mentioned, there's a lot of time left, and a lot of legislative vehicles that can move this type of legislation forward. So you have to remain vigilant. Morgan: Well, we're going to have to end here today. Dr. Randy Burks and Bob Popinski, thank you again for being with us. And thanks to you, our audience, for listening. Today's episode was written by me, Mogan Smith. Our sound engineer is Brian Diggs. And our executive producer is Anne Lasseigne Tiedt. To stay informed on vouchers and other critical education issues as the session progresses, you can sign up online for Raise Your Hand Texas Across the Lawn weekly newsletter, at www.raiseyourhandtexas.orgget-involved. To receive text alerts that will allow you to join Raise Your Hand in taking action at key moments this legislative session, text RAISEMYHAND, all one word, to 40649. Thank you for standing up for our Texas public school students.
Capitol Ideas: The Washington State House Democratic Caucus Podcast
If the Washington state operating budget were part of the Marvel universe, today's episode of Capitol Ideas might be the origin story. We're about to hear from Representative Steve Bergquist, vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, in a conversation recorded just a few days before the House and Senate both voted to approve that nearly-seventy-billion dollar two-year spending plan.
Carlos Bañuelos is a Family Support Liaison for Mesquite ISD, born in San Antonio to Mexican parents. When he was a child, his mother relied on food and low-income assistance programs to make ends meet while she continued learning English to enroll in college. Although they could have returned to Mexico after his parents divorced, he admires his mother's perseverance to earn a college degree to stay in the U.S. and make a living with her children. His upbringing helps him relate to the more than 1,000 MISD students identified as McKinney Vento or in foster care. Hear from Bañuelos, who is also a cancer survivor, as he talks about living a life of service and “doing what you can for others.”
The mythical Pied Piper of Hamelin once held a town's children hostage to extort payment from its citizens. Our local school district is doing the very same thing in its desperate quest for Levy monies. Save students from these latter-day Pied Pipers. Vote NO on all upcoming school levies!Would you like to share your thoughts with Ralph? Please email your comments to email@example.com or post your comments on @IdahoSpeaks on Twitter.Idaho Speaks is a listener supported production. Please visit idahospeaks.com/support to learn more.Do you have something so say? Interested in learning more about publishing on the Idaho Speaks Network? Our nation was built on ideas and your idea could be the next political advancement for Idaho. Call Ed at (208) 209-7170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation.
“We are passionate about cats. That's what we live for. If we can help other companies, other nonprofits that are helping pet parents do things that we don't do directly, I think that's a great way to support pet parenting overall, especially for cats.” This episode is sponsored in part by Cats of the Wild Podcast, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy interviews Yvethe Tyska, Vice President of Marketing for H&H Group, whose mission is to make millions of people and their pets healthier and happier. The H&H Group houses many brands, including Zesty Paws pet supplements. Yvethe talks about the recent support Zesty Paws gave to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, covering all adoption and related fees during the grand opening of their new cat facility in September 2022. She recalls what it was like to be a cat parent or cat lover in Orlando when the Pet Alliance's former cat facility caught fire in 2021, and how the community came together to support the organization and see it back on its feet. Yvethe shares her insight as a marketing professional, her recommendations for nonprofits looking for support from for-profit corporations, and the important role that passion has to play for all involved. Zesty Paws supplements are available for sale online or in most retail locations. You can also purchase products from their website at www.zestypaws.com. For questions about events or product donations, email email@example.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
The Dudes explore the world of public education with Texas Education Lawyer, Janelle Davis, and Education Freedom Activist, Aileen Blachowski. These two women are allies of the parent & community led effort to urgently fix Texas Education: Texas Education 911 and are on the front lines educating state legislators and parents about the issues going on in Texas schools.Parents in Texas are growing increasingly concerned about the public education system and taking a more active role in their children's education, including activism focused on the legislative session currently occurring in Austin, TX at the State Capitol. Janelle and Aileen explain the system in lay terms and the distinctions about Texas that parents need to understand.We discuss a few bills currently working their way through legislation (there are ONE THOUSAND just for education alone during this current 6 month session), issues that occur and the parent's recourse (or lack thereof). It will blow your mind what school district officials can legally get away with in the state of Texas. The State Board of Education has had over 7,000 complaints year-to-date and are completely overrun.Key Action Point Bills to Call your Representatives About:House Bill 5290House Bill 1149House Bill 900Have you seen any suspect assessments, assignments or projects given to your kids in school? Have your kids come home asking questions that make you go hmmmmm, where are they learning this type of content? If so, you aren't alone.Why are administrators making 100s of 1000s of dollars when our teachers can't even afford to buy glue sticks and paper for their classes? Don't these teachers deserve more, especially given what they deal with in these schools? Why are parents these days so absent from educating their children on honor, behavior, respect?If everyone (teachers and parents alike) is looking for better outcomes, why can't we come to find the common ground? Why is there so much division? Where does it stem from?What is crystal clear is more parents need to get involved and be more active in talking to their representatives and legislators, while bringing solutions and evidence to bear.GROW YOUR COURAGE!How to Find Your Rep: https://www.txdirectory.com/online/txhouse/Texas House of Representative: https://www.house.texas.gov/**This podcast should NOT be considered legal advice about a specific situation.**Follow us on Social Media! Like/Subscribe/Share!MerchandiseSponsor: Warriors for Freedom[INTRO/OUTRO]“Stomp It Away” by Silent Partner is licensed under CC-BY-NC 2.5“Ever Felt pt 2” by Otis McDonald is licensed under CC-BY-NC 2.5
More than a third of educators in America are considering leaving their positions, according to recent research from consulting firm, McKinsey. We speak with two education experts about the mounting challenges both new and veteran teachers are facing and how average Americans can better advocate for the teachers in their communities. Learn More: https://viewpointsradio.org/part-2-helping-americas-educators
Capitol Ideas: The Washington State House Democratic Caucus Podcast
What's the state of public education in Washington three years after we first encountered the word coronavirus? We'll hear about that and more from Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, veteran chair of the House Education Committee on today's Capitol Ideas.
Money is pouring in for the fall General Assembly campaigns. Jeff Schapiro, political columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Michael Pope recap the week in politics and state government.
Chris and Christine are joined by guest Kristin Grubbs, author of Deep End of Public Education. When COVID-19 began to affect her children's schooling experience, Kristin chose to become more involved in their local school district. However, this new involvement in public education opened her eyes to escalating issues, including the controversial push for the Panorama Student Survey.Kristin ultimately decided to withdraw her four children from her local school district and enroll them in Missouri Virtual Academy. She also wrote a book about her experience. Deep End of Public Education by Kristin Grubbs is available for purchase on Amazon.The article Chris & Christine discuss about the LGBTQ "Day of Silence" can be read on The Lion, an online news publication by the Herzog Foundation. Like and follow The Lion on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Herzog Foundation, visit HerzogFoundation.com. Like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign-up to receive monthly email updates. Follow Making the Leap on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. You can also sign-up for our newsletter or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.Are you local to Kansas City? Join us for Making the Leap's One Year Anniversary event! RSVP here.
Thank you so much for listening to the Bob Harden Show. On Thursday's show, we get an update on Florida public education legislation from the Co-Founder of the Florida Citizens Alliance, Keith Flaugh. The President of Less Government, Seton Motley, and I discuss how federal regulations in banking support the wealthy at the expense of “the little guy.” The Director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, Michael Cannon, and I discuss healthcare issues involved in the debt limit debate. We also visit with the former Mayor of Naples, Bill Barnett. We have terrific guests scheduled for Friday's show including Senior Fellow at the Pacific Legal Foundation William Yeatman, CEO of the Community Pregnancy Clinics Scott Baier, and Endowed Professor at the University of Houston and author Larry Bell. Please access this or past shows at your convenience on my web site, social media platforms or podcast platforms.
Would you rather have an ally or a friend? I've been taken by this paradigm shift of a question from the moment I heard Rinku talking about it. She says that an “ally” is too low of a bar, like taking something off the shelf and putting it back if you don't like it. So what happens when we talk about friendship instead? What happens when we are in authentic relationships with the people we are building movements with? In my mind, EVERYTHING changes. We are playing an entirely different game. And it includes being more human, together. I am blessed to call Rinku a friend. I know you will appreciate this episode. I feel it is very much aligned with the work Tuesday and I have been doing to re-imagine the racial justice conversation. She is an Indian-American author, activist and political strategist. She was born in Kolkata and moved to New York when she was 5 years old. I met her 20 years ago when we both served on the Board of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. Today she serves as the executive director of Narrative Initiative. She is also the co-president of the Women's March Board of Directors, former president, and executive director of Race Forward as well as publisher of ColorLines.com and Mother Jones magazine. Enjoy, and… Make FRIENDS! Gibrán
“That's the cool thing. Some of these older groups are closing, but we have a whole new crop of young women who are starting rescues and taking over.” This episode is sponsored in part by Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy sits down with Janet Vormittag, founder and publisher of Cats and Dogs, a Magazine Devoted to Companion Animals, and author of multiple books about animals, including You Might Be a Crazy Cat Lady If…(volumes 1 & 2) and Cat Women of West Michigan: The Secret World of Cat Rescue. Janet shares a few of her favorite stories from her career as a reporter, writer, and animal advocate. She talks about the euthanasia numbers for her community, and how drastically things have improved over the past 15 years. Stacy and Janet chat about her most recent book, Cat Women of West Michigan, and the incredible women who are making the community a better place for cats. Janet highlights a few of the women readers will encounter in the book, including women who start rescues, women who serve cats as individual volunteers and caregivers, and women who support cats in other unexpected – but equally significant – ways. To learn more about Janet and see the complete list of books she's written, visit her website at www.janetvormittag.com. Books can also be purchased directly from Amazon: Cat Women of West Michigan: The Secret World of Cat Rescue You Might Be a Crazy Cat Lady If… You Might Be a Craz Cat Lady If… (volume 2) Some of the groups Janet mentions in this episode are: Focus on Ferals Crash's Landing & Big Sid's Sanctuary Happy Cat Cafe Hands for Paws West Michigan
Mindful Mama - Parenting with Mindfulness
Tweens and teens can be super-challenging for us parents. They're going through massive changes, they can be impulsive, and they need us as they navigate their transition to adulthood. How can we raise happy, self-confident tweens and teens? What should we know about technology? Hunter talks to Douglas Haddad about all these things and more. If you enjoyed this episode, and it inspired you in some way, I'd love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @mindfulmamamentor. Have you left a review yet? All you have to do is go to Apple Podcasts or Stitcher (or wherever you listen), and thanks for your support of the show! Douglas Haddad is an award-winning middle school teacher, best-selling author, parenting and education advisor, international speaker, and award-winning filmmaker. He is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential. Haddad has been awarded the 2016-2017 “Teacher of the Year” in his Connecticut school district and has served as a Teacher-Ambassador in Public Education in the State of Connecticut. He has also been awarded as a 2020-2021 Fund for Teachers Fellow. Get Hunter's book, Raising Good Humans now! Click here to order and get book bonuses! ABOUT HUNTER CLARKE-FIELDS: Hunter Clarke-Fields is a mindful mama mentor. She coaches smart, thoughtful parents on how to create calm and cooperation in their daily lives. Hunter has over 20 years of experience in mindfulness practices. She has taught thousands worldwide. Be a part of the tribe—we're over 25 thousand strong! Join the Mindful Parenting membership. Take your learning further! Get my Top 2 Best Tools to Stop Yelling AND the Mindful Parenting Roadmap for FREE at: mindfulmamamentor.com/stopyelling/ Find more podcasts, blog posts, free resources, and how to work with Hunter at MindfulMamaMentor.com. We love the sponsors that make this show possible! You can always find all the special deals and codes for all our current sponsors on our website: https://mindfulmamamentor.com/mindful-mama-podcast-sponsors/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Experian Identity Report with Rod Griffin, Lifes Big Moments Taxes. Rod Griffin is the Sr Director of Public Education for Experian. Extremely valuable information for making sure you know what to do when filing taxes. Listen as David Cogan, Host of the Heroes Show and Founder of Eliances entrepreneur community.
Being the parent of a special needs child is an exceedingly demanding role that comes with innumerable responsibilities geared toward helping that child navigate the world around them in the most enriching and gratifying way. The most important of these responsibilities is seeing that the child receives the best education possible, maximizing their social and behavioral skills. This is a challenging task. The term “special needs” covers a wide range of disabilities, so the nature of that education will vary considerably from child to child. However, these children all have one thing in common — the right to a free and appropriate public education. And, because the term “appropriate” is so subjective, it's often a point of contention between school district officials who insist that they're doing the very best they can to fulfill their obligations and parents of special needs children who maintain that the accommodations being provided just aren't accomplishing what they need to. Maybe you're the parent of a special needs child and have become frustrated in your efforts to secure the best possible education for that child — an education that's guaranteed by law. Or perhaps you know someone who's at such an impasse. If so, you'll want to tune into the latest episode of Absolute Trust Talk as Kirsten Howe speaks with California Special Education Rights Attorney Jennifer Chang - Jennifer's firm centers on fighting for the rights of children with special needs to get the education and services they need. In her practice, she litigates for those children and educates their parents on becoming better advocates for their needs. In this episode, we're going to discuss: The broad spectrum of disabilities that special needs education must address. The role that Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) play in tailoring the educational experience for a special needs child and why parents must be incredibly diligent in ensuring that their child's IEP accurately covers ALL of the services. Why seeking the services of a special education attorney even before an impasse with the school district is in the best interests for all parties. How school districts blame COVID for staffing shortages and why that isn't an excuse when it comes to special needs support. And more. Special needs students are not always given the attention and support they need. We hope this episode helps you and those you know better understand the tools and processes needed to help get a special needs student the education they are entitled to.
Experian Identity Report with Rod Griffin, Lifes Big Moments When Someone Passes Away. Rod Griffin is the Sr Director of Public Education for Experian. Be sure you are not sharing too much information when a loved one passes. Listen as David Cogan, Host of the Heroes Show and Founder of Eliances entrepreneur community interviews Rod who shares all you need to know for Lifes Big Moments.
An ethics panel will investigate whether Gwinnett County Commissioner Kirkland Carden violated the county's ethics policy by serving as a strategist for a candidate's failed bid for a legislative seat last year. The complaint was filed by Laurie McClain, who lost to Carden in the 2020 general election race for Commission District 1. She alleges that Carden's role as a campaign consultant for Om Duggal's campaign violated the county's ethics policy, which prohibits officials from taking on employment or rendering services that limit their ability to be impartial in their official duties. This is only the third time since the policy's inception that a commissioner will face an ethics panel. Georgia Gwinnett College is seeking permission from the University System of Georgia to expand its athletic department and add men's and women's basketball programs. GGC's President, Jann L. Joseph, confirmed the news after the groundbreaking for a new convocation center that will include a basketball arena. The first step in launching the teams is to file paperwork with the university system, and if approved, the teams would compete in the NAIA like GGC's other athletic programs. GGC's athletic department currently offers six athletic programs, including men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, baseball, and softball programs. Fourth-year medical students at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee and Moultrie have achieved a 100% completion rate into postgraduate positions, according to Tina Woodruff, senior advisor to the provost. Residency placement lists indicate that since 2016, 34% of PCOM Georgia's students remain in Georgia to complete their residencies. Andrea Mann, dean and chief academic officer of PCOM Georgia's osteopathic medicine program, said that almost three quarters of the fourth-year students will pursue careers in Georgia's targeted core specialty areas. Students were matched with programs at prestigious institutions such as Emory School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. The Gwinnett County Public Library's New Start Entrepreneurship Incubator program has awarded $5,000 grants to three graduates for their business pitches. The program provides business education for formerly incarcerated individuals, including in-person classes, online coursework, and mentorship. Bridgette Simpson, co-founder of Barred Business, won $2,500 for the Outstanding Business Pitch, Dewy Ventura Joa, owner of CholoMMA, received $1,500 for second place, and Mia Jacobs, founder of DeCCRO, won $1,000 for third place. The program aims to support the re-entry population, which in Georgia is disproportionately made up of people of color and minority populations. GDP's Will Hammock joins us for our Gwinnett Sports update presented by Tom Wages Funeral Home. Putt Nation, a high-end miniature golf course and restaurant combo, has opened in Buford, promising to "take miniature golf to the next level." With two nine-hole courses featuring custom lighting, sound effects, obstacles, and video challenges, the course aims to offer an immersive experience for all ages. The facility also has a self-serve tap wall offering a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails for visitors to try without committing to a full serving. Putt Nation is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. on weekends, accommodating group events and parties for team building and birthday celebrations. The Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation has received an Innovative Education Fund Prototype Grant from the Georgia Foundation for Public Education to support math tutoring for elementary school students in need of targeted support. The $20,000 grant will fund an innovative education program piloted at Alford Elementary School in Gwinnett County, where professional development for tutors and collaboration with teachers and administrators have been deemed essential components of the program. Dr. Amber Ebert, assistant professor in science education and department chair of Secondary Education for Georgia Gwinnett College, collaborated with GGC's Advancement team to write the proposal for the grant. For more information be sure to visit www.bgpodcastnetwork.com https://www.lawrencevillega.org/ https://www.foxtheatre.org/ https://guideinc.org/ https://www.psponline.com/ https://www.kiamallofga.com/ https://www.milb.com/gwinnett https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/ www.atlantagladiators.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This podcast began many many episodes ago exploring the theme of the "War on Science." We have returned to it in grand style with a great conversation about the war on Science as illustrated in the 2012 documentary, "Revisionaries." The film explores the Texas State Board of Education's efforts to impose an anti-science right wing agenda on education in Texas Public schools. Sources Metni, Jawad, ed. 2012. The RevisionariesFilm. Directed by Thurman Scott. United States: Kino Lorber. Andrew Albanese |. n.d. “PEN America Report Documents Massive Spike in Book Bans.” PublishersWeekly.com. Accessed April 13, 2023. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/88972-pen-america-report-documents-massive-spike-in-book-bans.html. Andrew Albanese |. n.d. “ALA Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021.” PublishersWeekly.com. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/88932-ala-releases-top-10-most-challenged-books-of-2021.html. Donegan, Moira. 2023. “Schools and Universities Are Ground Zero for America's Culture War.” The Guardian, February 5, 2023, sec. Opinion. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/feb/05/schools-and-universities-are-ground-zero-for-americas-culture-war. Gold, Daniel M. 2012. “Culture Wars in the School Board.” The New York Times, October 26, 2012, sec. Movies. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/movies/the-revisionaries-looks-at-textbooks-in-texas.html. Wikipedia Contributors. 2019. “History of Education in the United States.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. August 26, 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_education_in_the_United_States. Kober, Nancy. 2020. “History and Evolution of Public Education in the US.” Center on Education Policy. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED606970.pdf. NPR.org. n.d. “‘Revisionaries' Tells Story of Texas Textbook Battle.” https://www.npr.org/2012/06/20/155440679/revisionaries-tells-story-of-texas-textbook-battle. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/marc-snediker/support
A plot to implement an immoral agenda is being carried out in our Public Education System. Mandatory training, secret meetings, planned promotions, and union cooperation are all part of an elaborate plot to warp the children of America into an anti-Christ mindset. Not only do you deserve to know the truth, you need to know the truth and learn what can be done to thwart Satan's plans! Join us as Eric Hovind and former public school teacher and author, John Stamper, reveal the public education system's dark and evil plans to destroy our children under the guise of public education. Watch this Podcast on Video at https://creationtoday.org/on-demand-classes/exposing-the-secret-plot-in-public-education/ Join Eric LIVE each Wednesday at 12 Noon CT for conversations with Experts. You can support this podcast by becoming a Creation Today Partner at CreationToday.org/Partner
The Washington State Indivisible Podcast
School board races are front and center in this year's election, and for good reason. The stakes could not be higher. We know that the vast majority of Americans support an honest public education for our children, even at a time when that education is under assault. So this week, we hear from Washington Superintendent of Public Education, Chris Reykdal. He spoke recently at a meeting put on by Indivisible Tacoma to address the importance of this year's election, among many other issues facing our schools. We're proud to bring you the entirety of that conversation here.
https://www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Listen to the show Monday-Thursday at 10am. Learn all about people and places around Gwinnett County. Hey if you're enjoying the show, horoscope & morning inspiration, help me keep up the good feelings by buying me a cup of coffee. Just click the link below. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/AudreyBK_________________________________________________The Georgia Foundation for Public Education has awarded a prestigious innovation pilot grant to the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation in support of math tutoring for elementary school students in need of targeted support.The Innovative Education Fund Prototype Grant was awarded over one year to pilot an innovative education program that “has the potential to impact student outcomes and transform teaching and learning practices at the school or district.”SOURCE:www.GwinnettDailyPost.com
Part 1 of our FRST Challenge - Phase 4 Mini Series: Hello Smart Firefighting Community! Welcome to another episode of covering real world innovations via interviews with fire service and technology industry experts that empower YOU to develop your very own Smart Firefighting strategy! In this episode: How to create solutions that are affordable, scalable, flexible, and usable What are the most important factors when implementing technology into public safety? What are the end goal aspirations for the FRST Challenge? Hosted at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, the FRST Challenge is a competition focused on producing marketable prototypes that demonstrate indoor localization tracking and tracking of first responders within 1-meter accuracy without any pre-deployed infrastructure. The challenge is administered by the Indiana University Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab and funded by the NIST Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division. Chief Technology Officer Dale Rolfson is the first of many competitors you'll hear from! He's been with the Indianapolis Fire Department for almost 35 years, starting off as a recruit firefighter, drove a Ladder Truck for 14 years, and then worked as a Deputy Fire Marshal for 10 years with duties including Fire Investigation, Code Enforcement, Public Education, Communications Chief, and many other technology duties. He has been the CTO for IFD since April of 2012. Join our SFF Community! Head to www.smartfirefighting.com to discover how SFF accelerates innovation for emergency responders, to find out when our next event is or review our curated resources! Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn
“We have to honor the cat's wishes…we have to honor the community cat who wants to be outside and have a safe, happy life there.” This episode is sponsored in part by Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy chats with KJ McGill, Kitty Correspondent for the nationally syndicated show, Pet Pals TV, and author of the book, Raised by Cats: Behind the Mic and the Meows. Stacy and KJ talk about her work with cat-focused groups in Indianapolis, and how she has used her platform as a radio personality to promote positive stories about cats, and the people and organizations helping them. KJ talks about the importance of community education, and the positive impact of collaboration and support between TNR organizations, cat rescues, and animal services in Indianapolis. KJ talks about her book and her hope that sharing her own story with cats will help others have a better story with their own cats. Stacy and KJ talk about compassion fatigue and burnout, and KJ's belief that at the end of the day, we're all working toward the same goal. To learn more about KJ and her work, visit her website at www.kjtodayshow.com or join her Facebook group, KJ's Cat Club. During her interview, KJ refers to these organizations: Indy Neighborhood Cats Grateful Rescue & Sanctuary Pet Friendly Services of Indiana
In this episode of Ask Alice, Alice interviews longtime superintendent and former principal, Dr. Dicky Barlow, on being a Christian in public education. Dr. Barlow speaks as both an administrator and as a Christian parent. He understands the concerns parents have with the public school system, yet he underscores the excitement of having a child growing up in the age of accessible technology. He addresses ways that parents can partner with teachers so that their values systems are more aligned, as well as the standards to which he holds the teachers in his school system. Dicky Barlow serves as the superintendent of a public school system in Alabama. Dr. Barlow earned his doctorate at Samford University.Resources:Subscribe to Ask Alice! Follow @therootedministry on Instagram Sign up to join us for our 2023 conference in Nashville, TN! Family Discussion Questions by Dr. Barlow
Kristina (educational ASL interpreter) and Nicholas (education outreach) talk about what makes it to their dinner table conversations. With elections, arrests, advocacy, expulsions, and gun violence dominating the news in endless waves.. as things break through, it passes immediately through their lens. As parents, Kristina and Nicholas have education and safety always on their plate. They are determined to focus on the people seated around their table: an eleven, nine, and seven year-old.glassroomhive.com@nicholasalinke"Change the Conversation"
“Our whole lives are really to get the word out that this is the solution.” – Louise on TNR This episode is sponsored in part by Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy talks with Louise Holton, Founder of Alley Cat Rescue, and Deborah Holzer, Development Assistant at Alley Cat Rescue. Louise founded National Cat Protection Association in 1997 as the nation's first national cat protection association and an organization that advocates for all cats. In their conversation with Stacy, Louise and Deborah talk all about community cats. The pair touches on some of the campaigns spearheaded by Alley Cat Rescue. Debbie describes the Global Feral Fix Challenge, an annual initiative promoting the spaying and neutering of community cats. Louise highlights some of the resources available on the Alley Cat Rescue website, including the contact information for Cat Action Teams in each state. Louise and Deborah touch on how Alley Cat Rescue educates the general population about TNR. They also discuss veterinary challenges, cat behavior, and how to get involved in TNR. To learn more about Alley Cat Rescue, visit their website.
Community Outreach with Black Veterans Project Panelist:Richard Brookshire - is a Co-Founder of Black Veterans Project a non-partisan 501c3 non-profit elevating Public Education around the unique History of Black Veterans in the United States.
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Sam Urban, the Illegitimate Scholar, joined me to talk about the disease that has infected culture through schools, and how it all began. Illegitimate Scholar Podcast The Marc Clair Show Discord Year Zero YouTube Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Patreon Subscribe at Rumble Autonomy Virtual Fox N Sons Coffee Promo Code Zero for 18% off any Purchase of $25 or more
Things are getting very dark in Florida, and educators at all levels have found themselves on the frontlines of a reactionary political crusade led by Republican governor Ron DeSantis. "As the new semester began," Florida-based journalist Michael Sainato recently reported, "teachers throughout Florida were faced with new state laws strictly limiting curricula—prompting schools to remove droves of books from their classrooms and libraries for fear of being in violation of the draconian but opaque new laws. An already-chilling reality gripping the third most populous state is getting even chillier in the wake of controversial legislation such as the “Don't Say Gay” bill and the Stop Woke Act, which both went into effect in July 2022." What is it like teaching in DeSantis's Florida today? For those who haven't already fled the state or left the profession altogether, what do these sweeping, draconian policy changes translate to on the day-to-day level for educators, and how can we stand in solidarity with them? In this episode, we talk with Philip Belcastro and Brennen Pickett, two public high school English teachers and union members in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the hosts of the PCTA FYRE podcast. Additional links/info below... PCTA FYRE podcast (listen and subscribe) Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association website, Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram Kerry Sheridan, WUSF, "Tallahassee Isn't Asking What Teachers Think. So They Started a Podcast" Michael Sainato, The Real News Network, "‘It's Disrupted All of My Lesson Plans': Florida Ramps Up Book Bans, Censorship" Michael Sainato, The Real News Network, "Florida's Racist and Anti-LGBTQ Bills Are Already Having a Chilling Effect" McKenna Schueler, Orlando Weekly, "All the Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws Being Proposed in Florida — And How You Can Fight Back" McKenna Schueler, Orlando Weekly, "‘This Is Our Future': UCF Students Join Statewide Student Protest of DeSantis' ‘Dystopian' Education Policies" Ariel Schiller, WTXL Tallahassee, "Senate Bill 256 Would Change Florida's Unions" Fabiola Cineas, Vox, "Ron DeSantis's War on “Woke” in Florida Schools, Explained" Permanent links below... Working People Patreon page Leave us a voicemail and we might play it on the show! Labor Radio / Podcast Network website, Facebook page, and Twitter page In These Times website, Facebook page, and Twitter page The Real News Network website, YouTube channel, podcast feeds, Facebook page, and Twitter page Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive: freemusicarchive.org) Jules Taylor, "Working People Theme Song
The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:43) Parents Over Politics or Politics Over Parents?: The Fight for the Future of Public Education in AmericaDivided House Passes G.O.P. Bill on Hot-Button Schools Issues by New York Times (Annie Karni)Part II (13:43 - 21:05) President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau Hold Summit: Interesting Worldview and Histories on DisplayPart III (21:05 - 23:59) Natural Disaster and Human Fragility in a Fallen World: Praying for Those Rebuilding and Grieving After Recent Catastrophic TornadoSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
If it feels like the assault on public education is escalating, that's because it is. Jennifer joins historian Thomas Zimmer, host of the ‘Is this Democracy?' podcast, to dive deep into the question of why the right is so focused on public schools right now. Zimmer, an historian at Georgetown University, argues that the push to dismantle public education and limit what teachers can teach and kids can learn is part of a broader effort to roll back the civil rights gains that have been made since the 1960's. The financial support of listeners like you keeps this podcast going. Subscribe on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HaveYouHeardPodcast or donate on PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/haveyouheardpodcast