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Jeb's claim that student performance not affected by class size refuted by NEA president listen

08/27/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In 2002, then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was caught admitting he had “devious plans” to overturn the class size amendment that voters added to the state constitution that year. In Utah on Tuesday, Bush told officials he didn’t know of any research suggesting that lower class sizes impacts student learning. But the president of the National Education Association, Dennis Van Roekel begs to differ.

We [spoke with him yesterday](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/national-education-association...

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National Education Association president questions competitive education grants listen

08/26/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Congress could reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act later this year. But what it looks like could depend on input from educators. The president of the National Education Association, Dennis Van Roekel, is in Tampa today for a town-hall meeting with teachers.

This morning, WMNF spoke with Van Roekel in our studios about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, No Child Left Behind, and Florida’s recent successful [Race to the Top](http://www.wm...

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Daine Ravitch Discusses Education Reform

06/09/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest on the first part of today's program is NYU education historian Diane Ravitch who has written a new book about high-stakes standardized tests and school choice: "The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education." In the 1960's she was part of the Left side of the political spectrum. But she grew more conservative over time- joining the Education Department under George H. W. Bush. She backed the new generation of conservative r...

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