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Reality Check is about anything and everything having to do with education. Hosted by the Center for Education Reform's Founder and CEO, Jeanne Allen, this series aims to be the center of thoughtful dialogue and challenging debate on the state of education today, teaching the real and compelling reasons that launched the education reform movement, and discussing the new ideas and innovation that lay ahead as we strive to prepare students to meet the challenges of a globally competitive future. Guests include pioneers of the reform movement as well as parent activists, educators, scholars, authors, education technology leaders, legislators, and policy experts. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

Reality Check is about anything and everything having to do with education. Hosted by the Center for Education Reform's Founder and CEO, Jeanne Allen, this series aims to be the center of thoughtful dialogue and challenging debate on the state of education today, teaching the real and compelling reasons that launched the education reform movement, and discussing the new ideas and innovation that lay ahead as we strive to prepare students to meet the challenges of a globally competitive future. Guests include pioneers of the reform movement as well as parent activists, educators, scholars, authors, education technology leaders, legislators, and policy experts. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.
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Reality Check is about anything and everything having to do with education. Hosted by the Center for Education Reform's Founder and CEO, Jeanne Allen, this series aims to be the center of thoughtful dialogue and challenging debate on the state of education today, teaching the real and compelling reasons that launched the education reform movement, and discussing the new ideas and innovation that lay ahead as we strive to prepare students to meet the challenges of a globally competitive future. Guests include pioneers of the reform movement as well as parent activists, educators, scholars, authors, education technology leaders, legislators, and policy experts. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

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Episodes

Episode 61: The State of Education and the Politics Behind the Opposition with David Hardy

5/20/2019
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This week on Reality Check, David Hardy (@davidphardy), Executive Director of Excellent Schools PA and Founder & CEO of Philadelphia’s Boys’ Latin Charter High School joins the show to discuss the current state of education and the politics behind the opposition, covering everything from “what education should do for each child and student” to the looming presidential race and where education issues will fit for the growing pool of candidates, this episode of Reality Check should not be...

Duration:00:31:58

Episode 60: NCSW edition: Bob Bellafiore and Harmeet Dhillon

5/15/2019
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Jeanne sits down with two stalwarts on the front lines of the battle to defend choice and freedom for teachers and other public employees, Harmeet Dhillon and Bob Bellafiore. Though Dhillon is in California and Bellafiore in New York they are fighting remarkably similar battles to force unions to obey the law that was codified by the Supreme Court’s “Janus” decision. Harmeet is representing California teachers who had to go to court to get their union dues refunded – dues they have been owed...

Duration:00:31:47

Episode 59: Higher Education IS for Everyone - An Interview with Mitch Daniels

4/29/2019
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On this episode of Reality Check, Jeanne sits down with Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana, to talk about bringing a renewed sense of relevance and purpose to higher education. Daniels is no ordinary college president. He is putting fidelity to Purdue’s origins as a land grant college, making education more accessible to more people while maintaining rigor and containing costs. He has started a high school network, driven competency-based...

Duration:00:28:17

Episode 58: David Bruce Smith - The Grateful American

4/22/2019
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“If students don’t know history, it’s not their fault.” Those are the words of author, philanthropist and “grateful american” David Bruce Smith with whom we explore the enthusiasm for American history that led him to found the Grateful American Foundation in 2014. Smith seeks to re-ignite that same passion in young people - and adults - across America. He talks about the special bond he shared with his grandfather, the real estate developer Charles E. Smith; his lifelong love affair with...

Duration:00:32:17

Episode 57: Some of the Most Innovative People on the Planet - Live at ASUGSV 2019, Part 2

4/15/2019
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In this episode of Reality Check, Jeanne continues her conversations with some of the high-energy personalities at the ASU+GSV Summit, where innovators, edtech leaders, educators, investors, and philanthropists gathered last week to explore innovations in education both at home and around the world. In this part, she heard from Torian Richardson (education innovator, world traveler, and entrepreneur); Bart Epstein (Founder, Jefferson Education Exchange); April Sarraille (Knowledge Leaders);...

Duration:00:32:43

Episode 56: Some of the Most Innovative People on the Planet - Live at ASUGSV 2019, Part 1

4/10/2019
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Jeanne taps into the buzz and the energy of ASUGSV X, where innovators, edtech leaders, educators, investors, and philanthropists gather to explore innovations in education both at home and around the world. In Part I, listen to these people who stopped by Reality Check to share a bit about how they are bending the Arc of Human Potential - Bobbi Kurshan (Investor & UPenn Innovator); Bruce Davis (Teachstone); Jeremy Rossman (Make School); Melissa Lazaro (Lexplore); Candice Burns (Friendship...

Duration:00:47:06

Episode 55: EdTech and Innovation w/ Deborah Quazzo

4/3/2019
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Deborah Quazzo (@deborahquazzo) is the founder and managing partner of the annual ASU-GSV Summit, which will be held this year from April 8 -10 in San Diego, CA. The event, now in its 10th year, celebrates innovations and innovators across the global “preK to gray” learning and talent landscape, and attracts over 4,000 attendees. In this “curtain-raiser” interview for the summit, Deborah talks about her journey to the $2 trillion dollar emerging market in global ed tech; why innovators and...

Duration:00:31:30

Episode 54: David vs Goliath: The Land of Enchantment Goes After Charters

3/27/2019
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Educator and school founder JoAnn Mitchell, runs an award winning, high performing charter school serving low-income children. The NM Secretary of Education is throwing roadblocks in the way of her replication and expansion. Why would someone concerned about students interfere? Mitchell is having to hire attorneys to fight the state. Jeanne digs into this real life David and Goliath story unfolding right now.

Duration:00:26:30

Episode 53: Is EDREFORM the New Blue? w/Rick Hess & Jay Greene

3/20/2019
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A new blockbuster report entitled “Education Reform’s Deep Blue Hue,” examines the political preferences of many of the people across what some consider prominent “edreform” groups. And what exactly constitutes this increasingly amorphous term? Listen to this provocative discussion of these topics and more.

Duration:00:29:02

Episode 52: How Charter Schools Improve Public Ed - Jim Goenner, National Charter Schools Institute

3/13/2019
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From the role of charter school “authorizers”; to why charter schools are so often misunderstood; to why there is no “one-size fits all” model for charters; Jim Goenner delves deeply into the question of why charters schools work on this episode of Reality Check with Jeanne Allen. “As a strategy to improve public education, chartering is working phenomenally well,” says Goenner. “Why did charter schools take off? Number one there was just a pent up demand and need. Number two it’s a great...

Duration:00:21:41

Episode 51: Jimmy Kemp on Opportunity Zones, and the legacy of the late Jack Kemp

3/6/2019
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Jimmy Kemp, president of the Jack Kemp Foundation, joins Jeanne on this episode of Reality Check and discusses the legacy of his late father, former congressman, cabinet secretary, and vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp; how professional football shaped Jack Kemp's career in public service and his passionate advocacy to end poverty and racism in America; and how Opportunity Zones, a feature of the 2017 tax bill strongly supported by the Jack Kemp Foundation, has the potential to improve...

Duration:00:39:06

Episode 50: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Expanding Opportunity and Educational Freedom

2/28/2019
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joins host Jeanne Allen in this special newsmaker edition of Reality Check, and discusses the administration’s recently announced proposal to create tax credit scholarships in participating states.

Duration:00:15:23

Episode 49: Steve Forbes Looks at Education for the Future

12/19/2018
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Well-known publisher and writer Steve Forbes joins Jeanne Allen for today's episode of Reality Check to discuss prosperity, revitalizing education, and his hopes for the future. Tune in to learn about his new documentary “In Money We Trust?” too!

Duration:00:29:31

Episode 49: Steve Forbes Looks at Education for the Future

12/15/2018
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Well-known publisher and writer Steve Forbes joins Jeanne Allen for today's episode of Reality Check to discuss prosperity, revitalizing education, and his hopes for the future. Tune in to learn about his new documentary “In Money We Trust?” too!

Duration:00:29:31

Episode 48: The Future of Education — Reimagining Learning with Kelly Young

12/10/2018
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Kelly Young, executive director of Education Reimagined, joins Reality Check to talk about her quest to bring learner-centric education models and methods to the forefront of practice in the field and tools and techniques to the hands of teachers longing for a better way to help their students accomplish more. Young discusses the need to reimagine and refocus the way young people are educated and stay lifelong learners throughout their time as a bona fide student, as well as beyond...

Duration:00:23:56

Episode 48: The Future of Education— Reimagining Learning with Kelly Young

12/9/2018
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Kelly Young, executive director of Education Reimagined, joins Reality Check to talk about her quest to bring learner-centric education models and methods to the forefront of practice in the field and tools and techniques to the hands of teachers longing for a better way to help their students accomplish more. Young discusses the need to reimagine and refocus the way young people are educated and stay lifelong learners throughout their time as a bona fide student, as well as beyond...

Duration:00:23:56

Episode 47: Unions & the Status Quo: Standing Up to Goliath

12/4/2018
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Rebecca Friedrichs, lead plaintiff in the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. CTA, staunch advocate for teachers’ rights, and author of the newly released 'Standing Up to Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers' Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country' which details her plight and the stories of educators from across the country, joins Reality Check to discuss teachers unions and the entrenched educational establishment, the impediments and roadblocks to good...

Duration:00:31:22

Episode 47: Unions & the Status Quo: Standing Up to Goliath with Rebecca Friedrichs

12/1/2018
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Rebecca Friedrichs, lead plaintiff in the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. CTA, staunch advocate for teachers’ rights, and author of the newly released Standing Up to Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers' Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country which details her plight and the stories of educators from across the country, joins Reality Check to discuss teachers unions and the entrenched educational establishment, the impediments and roadblocks to good change,...

Duration:00:31:22

Episode 46: Information Portability, Data Sharing & Choice in Ed with Jonathan Harber

11/19/2018
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Jonathan Harber joins Reality Check in New York to discuss his work as an education technology pioneer and entrepreneur in the education world and realm of capital. Jonathan talks through the concepts behind the StartED accelerator, education data, the portability of information, and the newest information-sharing initiatives in schools and education. He also discusses school choice and parents’ role in their children’s education, equitable funding for charter schools, and his own...

Duration:00:28:45

Episode 46: Information Portability, Data Sharing & Choice in Ed with Jonathan Harber

11/18/2018
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Jonathan Harber joins Reality Check in New York to discuss his work as an education technology pioneer and entrepreneur in the education world and realm of capital. Jonathan talks through the concepts behind the StartED accelerator, education data, the portability of information, and the newest information-sharing initiatives in schools and education. He also discusses school choice and parents’ role in their children’s education, equitable funding for charter schools, and his own experience...

Duration:00:28:45