S3E6 - What do you pledge? - We explore the history, development and challenges to the use of the pledge of allegiance in US schools. - Sources for this episode. - Next episode will post on Friday, Oct 30th
S3E5 - Watch your language! - English classes are charged with teaching students "correct" language usage; linguists say there is no such thing. What are the social, racial and linguistic consequences of the way schools teach grammar and usage?
S3E4 - What's so special about special education? Special Education remains opaque to too many Americans. This episode aims to get past the stereotypes and explore the workings, history, and philosophy behind special education programs in US schools.
Season 3, Episode 3 - Going the Distance: A history of remote learning - Remote learning is not a new development in education. In this episode, we review the history, practices, pitfalls and potential future of remote learning as we enter a school ye...
Season 3, Episode 2 – How it all began, Part II - Common for whom? - We continue our quest to locate the origin(s) of public education in the United States, from Horace Mann's Common Schools to the fight for racial equity in schooling. -
Season 3, Episode 1 – How it all began, Part I - Satan, Jefferson, and Dictionaries - How did we get here? We start off the third season of Ed Infinitum with a two-parter about the origin of public education in the United States...or...origins,
S3E0 - There are no best practices - Special Episode: How will in-person teaching and learning be conducted in a pandemic? What are the arguments for and against this practice, and where, if anywhere, is the roadmap for executing it?
S2E14 - School for Scandal, Pt 3 - The Inevitable Corruption - We wrap up our three part series, as well as Season Two entirely, by looking at the sordid underbelly of the school accountability mania of the 2000s,
S2E13 - School for Scandal, Pt 2: Value-Added Messes - In part two of our series on the nationwide test cheating scandals of the late 2000s, we take a look at "Value Added Measurement" of a teacher's impact on student learning,
S2E12 - School for Scandal, Pt 1: The Bee-Eater - Public education suffered a cascading series of scandals at the end of the last decade, when teachers and principals in towns and cities across 40 states were discovered to have cheated state accountab...