Students and parents in Washington State are not getting their money's worth, especially given how much the state spends per pupil. Stagnant test scores and embarrassing graduation rates are the results.
We analyze reform efforts and recommend solutions to bring Washington students a World Class education system to meet 21st Century needs.
September 30, 2011
This week on Radio Free Washington, Blake and I talk with Eric Lohnes about the sad state of the state budget and the legislature's upcoming November special session. Also on this week's show, we talk Tacoma teachers and expose one of Washington's counties that wants to charge citizens ... for having ideas.
September 23, 2011
On our first day out of the box, we talk about the Tacoma Teacher Strike, Spokane's Prop. 1 ("rights" for rivers, among other things), and--with the Freedom Foundation's Amber Gunn--we talk about the looming threat for taxpayers and state workers from our public pension system.
January 24, 2011
This week on Radio Free Washington, Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, joins us to talk about what happened in the District of Columbia and why she was forced out. Well also discuss solutions to Americas education woes with Michelle Rhee, considered by many to be this countrys foremost expert of education reform. Then later on the show, author Dick McDonald exposes why Americans are so angry at Congress and how the people can fix the problem. M...Read more here
January 15, 2011
American Education. One member of the Obama cabinet that hears accolades from both the left AND the right, Secretary Duncan brings reform to the table, including expansion of charter schools and merit-based teaching proposals. Later in the show, well meet the person that would have been Secretary of Education if John McCain had been elected President. Noted conservative education reformer and founder of reform organization Education Breakthrough, Lisa Keega...Read more here
November 27, 2010
This week on Radio Free Washington , a very special guest, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, joins us. He has written a new book, "Valley Forge," that discusses some of the pivotal days of the American Revolution. We'll talk about that and discuss politics as well. Later in the show, Judge Jimmie Edwards of St. Louis joins us to discuss a school he founded to help troubled youth become valued members of society...and one of the tools the school uses is mandatory ch...Read more here
October 09, 2010
This week on RFW, former CNN Anchor Rick Sanchez is our guest. The interview was recorded BEFORE his altercation with Jon Stewart, but focused on new techniques in covering politics. The sometimes left-leaning Sanchez will surprise a lot of his fans with his admiration of President Reagan and his disdain for folks like Michael Moore. Superstar educator Ben Chavis and the director of the film Flunked, Corey Burres, join us to discuss the world television premiere of Flunked,...Read more here
October 02, 2010
This week on RFW, Juan Williams joins us and says he's angry...angry about the continued lack of any true education reform in America. He sees an unholy alliance of union thugs and so-called community leaders blocking any real efforts to fix America's schools. Later on in the show, health care expert Sally Pipes talks about ObamaCare...there is bad news coming in regard to not only the loss of quality health care but also the financial hardship this bill will bring. But Sall...Read more here
January 09, 2010
The cost and benefits of going to College.