Teaching

StudioTulsa
4:51 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Making the Case Against HB 3399, Which Would Remove Oklahoma from the Common Core Initiative

Aired on Tuesday, June 3rd.

On May 23rd, the Oklahoma State Legislature approved HB 3399, a bill which would, if it became law, withdraw this state from the Common Core State Standards initiative. This bill is now on Gov. Mary Fallin's desk, awaiting her decision; the Governor has until June 7th to sign the bill into law, or veto it, or do nothing (in which case the bill will not take effect).

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StudioTulsa
4:42 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

"The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change"

Aired on Tuesday, May 20th.

What if a bright young guy who had enough brains, training, and ambition to thrive on Wall Street suddenly decided --- in his mid-twenties, while watching an especially "passionate" pianist perform at a concert --- to give up on all the money and glory associated with his fledgling career...in order to start a small, independent nonprofit dedicated to building schools in the world's poorest regions? On this edition of ST, we meet just such a person.

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StudioTulsa
12:29 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Tough Talk --- and Hard Truths --- about America's Public Schools from Dr. Steve Perry

Aired on Friday, February 22nd.

On StudioTulsa today, we speak by phone with Dr. Steve Perry, a passionate, down-to-earth, and plainspoken --- make that outspoken --- education-reform advocate who's best known as the founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. This school has sent one-hundred percent of its predominantly low-income, minority, first-generation high-school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006. Dr.

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StudioTulsa
1:43 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

"What Teachers Make" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, July 26th.

(Note: This program originally aired back in April.) We speak by phone with the noted performance poet, former middle-school teacher, and current teachers' advocate Taylor Mali. His new book --- "What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World" --- is based on a poem that he wrote several years ago, a spirited and encouraging defense of the teaching profession that has, by now, been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and elsewhere.

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StudioTulsa
5:27 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

"What Teachers Make"

Aired on Friday, April 6th.

On today's show, we speak by phone with the noted performance poet, former middle-school teacher, and current teachers' advocate Taylor Mali. His new book --- "What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World" --- is based on a poem that he wrote several years ago, a spirited and encouraging defense of the teaching profession that has, by now, been seen and forwarded millions of times on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and elsewhere. It's a poem that gave heart to an entire movement --- and in this book we get the story of what drove Mali to compose that poem in the first place.

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