Committed To Fighting For Equity and Access in Public Education

Featuring interviews, testimony and analysis on issues facing public education in the U.S. through voices of teachers, parents, students, community members, education activists and education scholars. Education Radio is committed to exposing the profit driven interests fueling current education policies while addressing issues of true equity and access in public education.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meeting the Needs of Children in the Data Driven Classroom

In the movement for equity in public education what is often missing is a nuanced understanding of what students' lives are like inside the classroom - what are the social, emotional and cognitive impacts of decades of inadequate schooling and damaging education reform policies on students and student learning and what are the potential long term consequences - both on students and for society?

In this weeks program we hear from Nancy Carlsson-Paige, early childhood education scholar and author who talks about what the developmental needs of school-age children are and how they aren't being met by the current system. Instead, young children experience classrooms that are increasingly devoid of things like play, due to policies that promote an individualistic rather than collaborative climate and aggravate the differences between affluent and under-resourced schools. We also hear from Pauline Lipman, a Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education, University of Illinois-Chicago about what is needed in order to address the challenges facing public education.

Follow the links below to download this show as a podcast:
Education Radio Program #6 on Internet Archive
Education Radio Program #6 on Audioport

And find out more about the voices in this show:
Nancy Carlsson-Paige
Pauline Lipman


  1. this was made as an mp3 and cant be loaded as a podcast- please assist.

  2. Hi...yes, they are mp3's...but it should be compatible with whatever player you are using - if not, please let me know how you are trying to play it and we'll try to provide further assistance!

  3. So-- here's the jist... The other 5 podcasts all download as podcasts, this one doesn't. It loads into the music feed. The way it was formatted is currently incompatible with podcast. Is it possible to resave it as a podcast? The others just downloaded as podcasts.


  4. ah, interesting! we will look into it and get bak to you soon!

  5. it was a problem @ Audioport - but they have fixed it - should be all set to go! thanks for letting us know about it!

  6. oh no! once again...we'll look into it and get back to you - sorry for the difficulty!