I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with a couple of great talk radio hosts – Nicole Sandler and Sam Seder. Audio from Nicole’s show can be found here, and the feed from Sam’s show can be found here.
On both programs I had the opportunity to address some of the systemic problems that are holding back America’s children from reaching their full potential. Presently, our country’s educational system from pre-kindergarten grades on up places much, much too great an emphasis on standardized testing scores in measuring student achievement, allocating resources, and setting both local and national educational policy.
This one size fits all approach – which doesn’t take into account any number of cultural, social, economic factors nor the fact that each and every child learns and adapts a little differently – is squandering the potential of millions of kids in this country and we need to stop.
I would like to thank both hosts for inviting me on their programs and thoroughly enjoyed the engaging discussions that I had with both of them.