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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 40: Attorney, Author & Advocate Kevin P. Chavous

10/15/2018
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Kevin Chavous has run the gamut when it comes to advocating for expanded innovation in learning and furthering opportunities for families and children, having been an integral part of the success in initially bringing charter schools to Washington, D.C. and as D.C. councilman helping strengthen school choice and public education in the District. Apart from his public service, Chavous, president of academics, policy, and schools for K-12 Inc., works in the worlds of both business and law, and...

Duration:00:35:39

Episode 39: Former WI Governor Tommy Thompson talks Education, Opportunity and Economic Prosperity

10/1/2018
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“… That’s what get’s me excited -- if you bring people together, you can actually build on something and solve a problem.” - Tommy Thompson has spent decades of his career bring people of all stripes together to solve problems, from his time as governor of Wisconsin from 1987 to 2001, to his service as Secretary of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush, to his role as a strategic advisor to entrepreneurs and lawmakers alike and as a voice in his community and for many across the...

Duration:00:29:58

Episode 38: Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest on NC Education, Opportunity & the Economy

9/24/2018
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Dan Forest’s role as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina includes much more than the traditional responsibilities of his office -- this week on Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, Forest talks about making education a priority, using funds effectively and working in and out of the business, education and technology sectors to create a more fluid economy in his state, from encouraging advances in innovation to working in the statehouse to help policy work for every community.

Duration:00:27:05

Episode 37: Parental Involvement, School Choice and more, with Jonathan Hage

9/17/2018
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As founder of Charter Schools USA, Jon Hage drove education management innovation -- and is one of 8 outstanding honorees to be awarded for their work at CER’s 25th Silver Anniversary Summit on October 25-26 this year. But his extensive experience as a businessman and executive, philanthropist and trusted advisor to U.S. administrations on education make his story that much more compelling and this week’s Reality Check episode a must-listen. From his service in the U.S. Army to his creation...

Duration:00:29:47

Episode 36: On the Way to Global Higher-Ed and World Class Degrees with Andy Rosen, Kaplan, Inc.

9/10/2018
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Andy Rosen, chairman and CEO of Kaplan Inc. sits down with Jeanne to cover everything in postsecondary education, from new innovations happening at Kaplan’s Purdue Global to how Higher Ed is speaking -- or in some cases, not speaking -- with the K-12 community. How is the pipeline to the workforce and career development is being invested in and streamlined for an online generation? This and more on this week’s Reality Check.

Duration:00:32:43

Episode 35: Gisele Huff, Executive Director, The Jaquelin Hume Foundation

9/4/2018
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Why the factory model of education will never work and other musings, with Gisele Huff, Executive Director of The Jaquelin Hume Foundation.

Duration:00:25:59

Episode 34: What is the ‘Modern School?’

8/27/2018
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Chris Whittle, Founder & CEO of Whittle School & Studios on Reality Check with Jeanne Allen.

Duration:00:26:20

Episode 33: “A time of really rapid innovation” – A conversation with Strayer Education president Brian Jones on higher education and personalizing learning

8/21/2018
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On today's episode of Reality Check, Jeanne Allen is joined by Brian Jones, president of Strayer Education.

Duration:00:31:35

Episode 32: CEO and Education Entrepreneur, Fernando Zulueta

8/13/2018
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A Cuban immigrant, lawyer and businessman, he founded a charter school network to give students in his adopted home of Miami a leg up on life. How Academica is parent to more than 100 non-traditional public schools. Fernando Zulueta talks to Jeanne, on this edition of Reality Check.

Duration:00:33:31

Episode 31: Education Choice Author and Researcher, Mike McShane

7/30/2018
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Being a classroom teacher in Alabama showed Mike McShane, of EdChoice, just how much children around the country were being denied the opportunity of a quality education. He didn’t like it. So, he did something about it. More in this episode of Reality Check.

Duration:00:29:34

Episode 30: Leading the Way in Education Innovation and Opportunity: National Heritage Academies with Brian Britton

7/23/2018
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Having a vision of what education could look like and offer is what led J.C. Huizenga to open National Heritage Academies. It’s also what drives Brian Britton every day as the President and CEO to oversee 87 charter schools around the country.

Duration:00:30:31

Episode 29: Innovation, Opportunities and Progress: AZ Success is No Accident

7/16/2018
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Imagine, if you will, a time when educational choice was something only very few people were bold enough to speak about. It wasn’t that long ago. Lawmaker, state superintendent for public schools, national advocate, and now Chief Executive at the Arizona Chamber Foundation, Lisa Graham Keegan talks about the last 25 years in education reform on Reality Check.

Duration:00:28:09

Episode 28: Active Philanthropist and Education Reformer, Steve Klinsky

7/2/2018
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Steve Klinsky, head of New Mountain Capital, conceived of the “Freshman Year for Free” which is the focus of the Modern States Education Alliance. Students can earn a year of college – or more -- without tuition or textbook expense. This podcast is a must listen for anyone concerned about the cost of higher ed.

Duration:00:28:03

Episode 27: Beth Anderson

6/25/2018
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Beth Anderson is the CEO of the successful and continually innovative Phoenix Charter Academy Network.

Duration:00:26:27

Episode 26: Liberty Justice Center, Janus v. AFSCME Lawyer Jacob Huebert & Scenes From the Supreme Court Steps

6/20/2018
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Jacob Huebert, is the Director of Litigation at the Liberty Justice Center where he litigates cases to protect economic liberty, the First Amendment, and other constitutional rights in federal and state courts in Illinois.

Duration:00:22:01

Episode 25: How Children Grow into Stable, Successful Adults; A conversation with Erica Komisar, LCSW

6/18/2018
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Erica Komisar, LCSW is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for 25 years.

Duration:00:23:30

Episode 24: Carol D’Amico

6/11/2018
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Carol D’Amico is the Executive Vice President of Mission Advancement and Philanthropy with Strada Education Network.

Duration:00:24:13

Episode 23: Bill Walton

6/4/2018
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In a lifetime of amassing experiences and diverse avenues of success, Bill Walton has been driven by one defining theme, “I’ve always been interested in the barriers to change.”

Duration:00:21:38

Episode 22: Colin Sharkey

5/28/2018
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As Executive Vice President of the Association of American Educators (AAE), Colin Sharkey is uniquely qualified to discuss the challenges facing today’s teachers.

Duration:00:28:40

Episode 21: If You Think Teacher Strikes Are About Pay, Think Again

5/21/2018
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20,000 North Carolina teachers took to the streets of Raleigh for what was billed as a march and rally against low wages and underfunded schools. It was neither.

Duration:00:22:19