#npredchat http://wwno.org en To Shut Down Or Invest More In Failing Schools? http://wwno.org/post/shut-down-or-invest-more-failing-schools Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we will speak with a former education official who has had a change of heart about some of the school reforms she once championed. Diane Ravitch will be with us in just a few minutes.<p>But first, we turn to two education leaders who have become major voices nationally, owing to their work on the local level. Michelle Rhee is the former chancellor of Washington, D.C.'s public schools. She left that position two years ago and founded Students First, an advocacy organization. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:14:00 +0000 Michel Martin 21423 at http://wwno.org Can Online Education Tackle Achievement Gap? http://wwno.org/post/can-online-education-tackle-achievement-gap Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. We are continuing TELL ME MORE's first Twitter Education Forum. Join in on Twitter at hash tag NPREdChat. Coming up, we'll hear the voices of people you could argue have the most invested in America's schools, the students, but first, we turn to online education. If you or your child have ever been stumped by homework, then you probably already know about the Kahn Academy.<p>The company led by founder Salman Kahn has created thousands of online lessons in math, science, economics and history. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:14:00 +0000 Michel Martin 21424 at http://wwno.org Margaret Spellings: Too Many Still 'Left Behind' http://wwno.org/post/margaret-spellings-too-many-still-left-behind Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Now we turn to the former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. She served under President George W. Bush. She's now the founder and leader of Margaret Spellings and Company. That's a consulting firm in the Washington D.C. area. Madam Secretary, welcome to you. Thank you so much for joining us.<p>MARGARET SPELLINGS: Glad to be here, Michel. I'm sorry I'm not seeing you face to face. Hurry back.<p>MARTIN: I know. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:14:00 +0000 Michel Martin 21427 at http://wwno.org Former 'No Child' Supporter Says It's A Failure http://wwno.org/post/former-no-child-supporter-says-its-failure Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Our next guest spent years allied with key conservatives on education reform. Diane Ravitch is the former assistant secretary of education under George H.W. Bush. During her time in that administration and afterwards, she advocated standardized testing and expanding school choice through charter schools. Those would later become key elements of No Child Left Behind under President George W. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:14:00 +0000 Michel Martin 21428 at http://wwno.org Arne Duncan: Need To Address The Opportunity Gap http://wwno.org/post/arne-duncan-need-address-opportunity-gap Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Today we want to bring you into one of the most important conversations we are having in this country. It's about our schools. Welcome to our Twitter Education Forum. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:14:00 +0000 Michel Martin 21421 at http://wwno.org Students Want To Be At Education Reform Table http://wwno.org/post/students-want-be-education-reform-table Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Next up on this special broadcast of our Twitter education forum, we'll remind you that we've already had conversations with policymakers, teachers and parents. So now we want to give the final words to those who I think we all agree, have the most at stake, the students. And we'd love to hear from the millions of students American students who are part of America's public education system. But we can't, so we're hearing from two.<p>Joining us now are Nikhil Goyal. He is a senior at Syosset High School. That's in Long Island, New York. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:14:00 +0000 Michel Martin 21422 at http://wwno.org Tell Me More: Education Special and Twitter Forum http://wwno.org/post/tell-me-more-education-special-and-twitter-forum For generations, education has been key to the American dream of advancement and opportunity. Today, NPR's <em>Tell Me More with Michel Martin</em> (<a href="https://twitter.com/TellMeMoreNPR">@TellMeMoreNPR</a>) is broadcasting from member station WLRN and hosting a Twitter education forum on where the nation's schools now stand.<p>We talk to Alberto Carvalho (<a href="https://twitter.com/MiamiSup">@MiamiSup</a>), superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:07:00 +0000 Michel Martin 21409 at http://wwno.org