(Hours 3b,c) Guest host Dr. Jeff Czarnec talked to Sid Glassner, Senior Fellow with the New England Society for the Study of Education, for Is Our Children Learning. Sid talked about getting a payoff from education investments. They discussed a move to eliminate recess, in order to focus on academics. They then talked about differing brain development within various age groups and wondered about the responsibility of professionals within certain circumstances.
(Hour 3c) After the Doctor’s departure, Sid talked about the right to opt out. He and Jacob discussed high stakes standardized testing, speculating about the history of Common Core. Finally, Sid asked for Jacob’s opinion regarding the direction of a developmental education policy.