Ed Infinitum

Ed Infinitum


Latest Episodes

S2E9 – Accountability at a crossroads
June 05, 2020

S2E9 - Accountability at a crossroads - Among the many aspects of schooling disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic is the system of accountability that has been the chief driving force in public education since 2001.

S2E8 – What does injustice have to do with me?
May 29, 2020

S2E8 - What does injustice have to do with me? - We cannot address school inequities by just focusing on underprivileged schools serving marginalized populations. We need to find ways to engage affluent white students in "high powered" schools with th...

S2E7 – Didn’t we solve this problem? Why American schools are more racially segregated than ever (Re-run from Season One)
May 29, 2020

S2E7 - Didn't we solve this problem? Why American schools are more racially segregated than ever. - As protests rage across Minneapolis in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, we need to remember that these protests are informed by more tha...

S2E6 – Teaching and learning in the shadow of COVID-19, two months in
May 21, 2020

S2E6 - Teaching and learning in the shadow of COVID-19, two months in - Schools are now 8 weeks into the "distance learning" modalities that COVID-19 has forced upon them. In our April 2nd episode, I interviewed three teachers from across the country ...

S2E5 – How past pandemics and crises changed schools
May 15, 2020

 S2E5 - How past pandemics and crises changed schools - COVID-19 is not the first epidemic or major crisis that has radically altered the structure of American public education. This episode surveys some of the changes,

S2E4 – Sort-of-free speech: First amendment rights in schools
May 07, 2020

S1E4 - Sort-of-free speech: First amendment rights in schools - Where and how do schools curtail free expression rights, and what is the history behind that? What do you, and do you not, have the right to say if you're a student (or teacher) in a scho...

S2E3 – Not so plain English – Educating English Language Learners
April 29, 2020

  S2E3 - Not so plain English - Educating English Language Learners - When educational research and politics fall at odds, what happens to the students caught in the middle? Ten percent of students in the USA are English Language Learners,

S2E2 – The women behind the man behind progressive education
April 24, 2020

  S2E2 - The women behind the man behind progressive education - Francis W. Parker became the great unsung hero of progressive education in America only because of several even lesser known, yet incredible, women who inspired, financed,

S2E1 – Unchartered Territory (or, What’s the deal with charter schools?)
April 17, 2020

S2E1 - Unchartered Territory (or, What's the deal with charter schools?) - We kick off season two with a no holds-barred look at charter schools! Few issues in education are so divisive, yet so often misunderstood, than the issue of charter schools.

S2E0 – Teaching and learning in the shadow of COVID-19
April 02, 2020

S2E0 - Teaching and learning in the shadow of COVID-19 - Season 2, Episode 0: At this moment in time there is no way to have an education podcast without a discussion of how COVID-19 has created sudden and radical shifts in how we teach and learn.