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Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis break down what's really happening in education across the country. Share on social media with #RandomAssignment.

Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis break down what's really happening in education across the country. Share on social media with #RandomAssignment.

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United States

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Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis break down what's really happening in education across the country. Share on social media with #RandomAssignment.

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English

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201-239-1270


Episodes

What President Biden Means for Education

1/21/2021
Joe Biden is now the President of the United States. Guess how much money he says is needed to reopen K-12 schools. Also, a flurry of new school choice legislation is popping up across the country. And Bob gets into a Twitter war with an NPR reporter. All this and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Links mentioned: https://www.missvirginiamovie.com/http://efinstitute.org/legislation-map/ Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41...

Duration:00:43:25

Have Teachers Unions Overplayed Their Hand?

1/14/2021
Are teachers unions about to experience the second phase of their Faustian bargain to trade schools reopening for fresh new cash? Los Angeles students were told to get the vaccine when it comes around or be refused admission. And a Florida principal claims the school district discriminated against her because of her “alcohol dependency problem.” All this and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the...

Duration:00:59:42

Riots at U.S. Capitol

1/7/2021
Would Biden have picked a more strident education secretary if he knew the Democrats would be controlling the confirmation? Also, about half of Chicago teachers refuse to show up for work as ordered. And Corey takes apart an author who incorrectly claims the average private school spends more per student than traditional public schools. All this and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41...

Duration:00:55:26

The Random Assignment Holiday Spectacular

12/24/2020
Corey and Bob count down the top K-12 education stories from this year, Joe Biden makes his pick for education secretary, and much more on the last episode of the year. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:00:49:30

Not Logging in for Class? We'll See You in Court!

12/17/2020
Betsy DeVos triggers a cavalcade of misleading mainstream media headlines, public schools use truancy laws to bring kids to juvenile court for the crime of not logging into class, and parents pose an awkward question that didn't get an answer: "Will private companies own students' DNA from compulsory coronavirus tests to use however they want?" Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players ---...

Duration:01:07:59

Why Would Giving Families a Choice 'Defund' Public Schools? 🤔

12/10/2020
A deep dive into one of the establishment's very favorite catchphrases: school choice is an attempt to 'defund' public schools, why the vice president of the Michigan state school board says charter schools aren't accountable to parents, a first-year Oregon teacher freaks out at anti-lockdown protesters, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:58:34

When 'Experts' Flip Flop

12/3/2020
The in-person education flip-floppers, from epidemiologist Dr. Fauci to New York City Mayor de Blasio, a new must-see number-crunching study of Georgia's private school choice program, the conflict of interest soup in the rejection of what would have been West Virginia's first charter school, and much more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:01:00:15

Media Bias in Education

11/19/2020
The NBC Today Show talks about the mental health impacts school shutdowns are having on kids, New York City Mayor de Blasio surprises parents with the news that schools will be shut down -- the next day, and a local Florida television report only has airtime for anti-charter school opinions. Plus, some exciting personal news from one of your beloved co-hosts! Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41...

Duration:00:54:22

Biden Packs Transition Team with Teachers Union Representatives

11/12/2020
Could a Biden administration Department of Education become a field office for a national teachers union? A tidal wave of school districts announces "Hell No!" to in-person education for the foreseeable future, how one national education reporter screwed up this week, and some pontifications on Twitter versus Parler. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:55:52

The Election!

11/5/2020
What the election could mean for education, Washington state passes a referendum mandating sex education starting in kindergarten, and the California governor announces he's sending his kids back to in-person learning -- at a private school. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:00:38:48

How Much Do 12th Graders Know?

10/29/2020
The Nation’s Report Card says American 12th graders aren’t proficient at math, the Biden campaign releases a video of teachers criticizing Trump and DeVos, and educators in Brooklyn circumvent regulations by avoiding the word “school.” Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:01:12:21

Teacher "Sick Outs" Are Keeping Schools Closed

10/22/2020
A new video blows apart the logic of residential school assignment, students thank teachers for not lying about being sick, and a governor proposes zero accountability for public school teachers. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:00:55:04

Why Did School Choice Come Up During ACB's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing?

10/15/2020
How school choice became part of the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing, public school districts praised for diversity accused of hiding racism in how they award access to their gifted student and AP classes, and an online California charter school goes "rogue." *Show note: Please forgive the audio quality in the middle of the show. We had a technical problem with the microphone. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song...

Duration:01:16:03

Why Samantha Bee Is Wrong to Mock School Choice

10/8/2020
What Samantha Bee omits in her mockery of school choice, how Randi Weingarten accidentally endorses school choice and a blockbuster new book on our favorite subject. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:00:55:29

Do Online Classes Come with Privacy Rights? Or Are Homes Now Fair Game for Government Scrutiny?

10/1/2020
The Buffalo school board isn’t anti-charter — there are just too many parents picking them, why a Tennessee court struck down education savings accounts, and what privacy rights do families have when teachers see into homes via online classes? Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:01:01:45

Unions on Reopening Schools: Hell No

9/24/2020
Teachers unions oppose in-person education, while ABC News reports brick-and-mortar school closures hurt low-income students most, presidential candidate spouse Jill Biden calls for more school spending, and districts across the country promote Black Lives Matter. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:01:05:47

Biden Says Trump 'Has Made It So Hard for Schools to Reopen Safely'

9/10/2020
Both Trump and Biden talk reopening while only Trump mentions choice, a new Congressional bill would earmark 10% of federal education funding for parental options and a new study shows private school attendance reduces the odds of unplanned pregnancies and criminal convictions. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:01:08:52

The Public School Exodus -- Now With Numbers

9/3/2020
Numbers pour in on the public school exodus, Trump's RNC speech cites wealthy elites who only support school choice for themselves and Betsy DeVos helps Joe Biden remember a speech he gave about school choice in 1997. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:00:58:25

What Just Became Bipartisan in an Election Year? School Choice

8/27/2020
Tim Scott makes school choice appeal at RNC, a "1776" project presents a positive curriculum about America rather than negative, and a writer calls out alleged education equity advocates who don't seem to care about charter schools getting less per student. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:01:07:46

Districts are Reopening Schools as 'Daycares' and Charging Families Twice

8/20/2020
The U.S. Attorney General on school choice, districts closed for teaching charge for 'daycare' and new data prove a correlation between politics and school reopening policies. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: @BobBowdon@DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/random-assignment/message

Duration:01:02:21