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Rebecca Rolland, EdD: Talking with Children
Speech Pathologist, Lecturer and Author Rebecca Rolland, EdD and Chalkboard Review's Tony Kinnett discuss "The Art of Talking with Children" on this episode of the Teacher's Lounge. For other great education videos, articles, reports, op-eds, critiques, and the Teacher's Lounge podcast—head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2022.
38:11
June 21, 2022
Kristina Ellis: College Without Debt
On this episode of the Teacher's Lounge, Kristina Ellis and Tony Kinnett discuss the predatory college student loan industry and how kids should be informed about alternative routes to acquiring an education that won't lead to crippling debt later in life.    Borrowed Future Documentary  Free Student Loan Debt Guide  Check out Kristina Ellis at KristinaEllis.com  Kristina's Book: "How to Graduate Debt Free" Ramsey Solutions: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/    Chalkboard Review, 2022.
29:24
June 03, 2022
Calvin Robinson: It's Not Critical Thinking
On this week's episode of the Teacher's Lounge podcast, political commentator Calvin Robinson and Tony Kinnett discuss such topics as how redefining words such as “kindness,” “hate” and “racism” is a tactic being used to change what is "true," who is really responsible for a child’s education and the oppressive nature of victimhood mentality. Check out Calvin's work here: https://www.CalvinRobinson.com. For other great education videos, articles, reports, op-eds, critiques, and the Teacher's Lounge podcast—head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2022.
38:52
May 12, 2022
Gregory T. Angelo: LGBTQ Policies in K-12 Schools
What should a teacher tell a student who says they were born girl but think they are a boy? Gregory T. Angelo of the New Tolerance Campaign joins Tony Kinnett on the latest episode of the Teacher’s Lounge to discuss LGBTQ policies in K-12 schools & other related topics such as speech as violence, teachers who think they are “mom” & being called a “gay homophobe.” Check out Gregory's work at New Tolerance Campaign here: https://newtolerance.org/about-us/. For other great education videos, articles, reports, op-eds, critiques, and the Teacher's Lounge podcast—head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2022.
33:34
May 04, 2022
Dr. Erec Smith: Rhetoric for the Rest of Us
Erec Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Composition at York College of PA joins Tony Kinnett in the Teacher's Lounge to discuss talking across differences in the age of America's culture wars. How can rhetoric be used to arrive at a truth beyond our differences? For other great education videos, articles, reports, op-eds, critiques, and the Teacher's Lounge podcast—head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2022.
27:00
April 06, 2022
Max Eden Returns: "There's No Free Lunch"
Max Eden joins Tony Kinnett again in the Teacher's Lounge to discuss Free Lunch Programs, Nutrition, and government subsidies in education.  Max Eden's AEI Study on Free Lunch Programs can be found here: https://www.aei.org/op-eds/theres-no-free-lunch/ For other great education videos, articles, reports, op-eds, critiques, and the Teacher's Lounge podcast—head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2022.
32:15
March 24, 2022
Erin Valdez: Making the Leap
Erin Valdez of the Texas Public Policy Foundation joins Tony Kinnett to take a look at the journey from teacher, to administrator, to education policy analyst, what media reporting gets wrong about education bills, and where teachers can look for options in today's environment. Check out Erin's work at the TPPF here: https://www.texaspolicy.com/about/staff/erin-davis-valdez For other great education videos, articles, reports, op-eds, critiques, and the Teacher's Lounge podcast—head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2022.
27:09
March 16, 2022
Joseph Murray: Taking Back Education
Joseph Murray, author of the Amazon bestseller Take Back Education, takes apart the politicization of education, how long it's been happening, and what its long-term effects are at the local, state, and national level. For other great education videos, articles, reports, op-eds, critiques, and the Teacher's Lounge podcast—head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2022.
30:48
March 09, 2022
Tom Bennett: Bemuse, Behave, Believe!
Tom Bennett, author of Running the Room and founder of ResearchEd joins Tony Kinnett in the Teacher's Lounge this week to rip into modern behavioral practices, deviate from progressive norms, and bring a bit of humor into the education conversation. This is an episode you can't afford to miss! For other great education videos, articles, reports, op-eds, critiques, and the Teacher's Lounge podcast—head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
43:43
March 02, 2022
Natalie Wexler: The Nature of Narratives
Natalie Wexler joins Tony Kinnett this week in the Teacher's Lounge to discuss narrative-based instruction, where ELA, Math, Science, and History education differ, and what general patterns we've seen along the way.   Check out www.NatalieWexler.com for some of her other excellent work, and head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com for other great education content! Chalkboard Review, 2022.
39:58
February 23, 2022
Sue Renner: Funding Early Childhood Education
This week in the Teacher's Lounge, Sue Renner, director of Mirage Foundations joins us to discuss her goals for funding early childhood education, Colorado's new Department of Early Childhood, and the social & academic standards that go along with it!   For other great education content, check out www.TheChalkboardReview.com!  Chalkboard Review, 2022.
35:53
February 11, 2022
Joey Neal: The Best Preparation for the Classroom
For the launch of Season 3 of Teacher's Lounge, Pastor Joey Neal joins Tony Kinnett in the Teacher's Lounge for the first in-studio episode (sorry about that audio quality, we're working some bugs out for that in the future). After working together in education and youth ministry for quite a few years, Joey & Tony dive into the in's and out's of teacher training, lessons learned, classroom management, and surprising advice for those looking to work with kids & teens.  For the full video interview and other great education articles, breaking news, op-eds, and merch, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com—or catch us on our socials via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
35:03
January 11, 2022
Dr. Dan Stock: Education's COVID-19 Generation
This week, Dr. Dan Stock of Indiana joins Tony Kinnett to dive into the COVID-19 approach schools have been taking with regard to policies for their students. We talk masks, vaccines, the complexities of the immune system, and the over-simplification of science education in modern environments.  For the full video interview, other great articles, op-eds, and education content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
34:23
December 07, 2021
Matt Bateman: Vocational Training for the Soul
Matt Bateman from Higher Ground Education & Montessorium joins Tony Kinnett this week to dig into Montessori education, the differentiation as kids age, and why vocational training and apprenticeship is essential for the cultural needs of our students and children. For the full video interview, other great articles, op-eds, and education content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
35:43
December 02, 2021
Kemi Ingram: Semi-Classical, Wholly Successful Homeschooling
Kemi Ingram joins Tony Kinnett in the Teacher's Lounge this week to discuss homeschooling, her thoughts on Critical Race Theory, the debate over parents teaching their children to read, and some of her observations along the way! Check out her latest article in The Week, referenced in the episode, here: https://theweek.com/education/1007377/the-false-binary-in-the-debate-over-parents-rights?amp  For the full video interview, other great articles, op-eds, and education content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
28:39
November 30, 2021
The 50th Episode: Our Anniversary
It's a full episode this week, as Tony, Daniel, Stephanie, and Frank gather round in the Teacher's Lounge to talk about the past year for Chalkboard Review. They dig into the meat of education, what teachers are really saying behind closed doors, how intellectual diversity is best promoted, and some of their hardest and strangest moments. Follow Stephanie Edmonds at @TeachLiberty1 Follow Frank McCormick at @CBHeresy Follow Daniel Buck at @MrDanielBuck Follow Tony Kinnett at @TheTonus For other great episodes, content, articles, op-eds, and reports, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
58:51
November 23, 2021
Nicole Solas: Suing a Parent over Public Information
Joining Tony Kinnett in the Teacher's Lounge this week is Nicole Solas, a northeastern parent taking the NEA to task after they sued her for the high crime of making a public information request! What's going on in unions minds? How are educators and parents to work together amid the chaos? Find out on this week's episode! For the full video interview, other great articles, op-eds, and education content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
29:27
November 09, 2021
Brian Edward: Our Modern-Day Proxy War
Brian Edward, director of Mythinformed MKE, joins us to dig into the modern-day proxy wars of Critical Race Theory, cultural Marxism, violent tactics in social situations, and the safety of our students in schools. Check out the work Mythinformed are doing over at www.mythinformed.org! Information about their newest conference Better Discourse III can be found at www.betterdiscourseevent.com! For the full video interview, other great articles, op-eds, and education content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
40:06
November 02, 2021
Rebecca Kleefisch: Taking Wisconsin Education Back
Former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch joins us again to dive into her campaign for governor and what that means for education in Wisconsin. We leave no stone unturned, no tough question unanswered. How is she going to fix the teacher shortage and walkouts? What do the national supply crisis and trades education in Wisconsin have in common? Why are we restricting substitute licensure against hardworking mothers? Check out her campaign at rebeccaforgovernor.com! For the full video interview, other great articles, op-eds, and education content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
27:01
October 26, 2021
Corey DeAngelis: Unstoppable School Choice
This week we're joined by Corey DeAngelis, National Director of Research for the American Federation for Children, Adjunct Scholar for CATO, Senior Fellow at the Reason Foundation, and the Executive Director at Education Freedom Institute. We dive into the stunning victory for school choice in the Michigan legislature, the same tired arguments against choice, the "white flight" myth, and what comes next in after the movement succeeds. Check out Corey's work in School Choice Myths! For the full video interview, other great articles, op-eds, and education content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
29:46
October 20, 2021
Jamison Coppola: From Good to Great Christian Schools
Joining us today in the Teacher's Lounge is Jamison Coppola, director of Government Affairs at the American Association of Christian Schools, policy and op-ed writer in various publications, and veteran K12 & Higher Education administrator.  We dive into what makes a good Christian school tick, why some seem to lag behind, and a step-by-step approach to developing a quality Christian education program.  Check out the book mentioned in the episode, Good to Great.  For other great education articles, op-eds, interviews, and other content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
39:13
October 05, 2021
Matt Beienburg: A Realistic Solution for Transparency in Education
This week, Matt Beienburg from the Goldwater Institute joins us in the Teacher's Lounge to address one of the biggest concerns this country faces in education: how do we figure out what's going on inside the classroom? Do we ban bad lessons from the classroom? Do we place a camera in every room? Matt has a "win-win" solution that satisfies all parties (and makes life a lot easier for teachers, too). Check out the Goldwater Institute's Academic Transparence resources here, and the Academic Transparency State Legislation & Local District Policy.  For the full video interview, a ton of other great educational news, reports, op-eds, and other sweet content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021. 
23:12
September 28, 2021
Dr. Gary Keogh: Where Purpose Meets the Classroom
Joining us in the Teacher's Lounge this week is Dr. Gary Keogh, veteran teacher, specialist in education theory and philosophy, and author of Pedagogy of Purpose: Classical Wisdom for the Modern Classroom. We check out where the rubber meets the road in classical education philosophy into modern classrooms, and how we go about introducing purpose into our students' lives.  Check out Dr. Keogh's new book here!  For other great education articles, op-eds, interviews, and other content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
33:18
September 22, 2021
Tommy Schultz: The Hard Questions of School Choice
Joining us in the Teacher's Lounge today is Tommy Schultz, CEO of the American Federation for Children, the nation’s largest school choice advocacy group, featured on a massive host of outlets communicating the AFC's desire to empower families across the country. Tony & Tommy dive into the tougher questions of school choice, where the movement is heading, where it needs to be, and how it can best effect positive change for our children.  Make sure to follow the great work that the American Federation for Children is doing daily, both on Twitter and their website.  For other great education articles, op-eds, reports, and content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
37:21
September 14, 2021
Emily Hanford: Our Children Can't Read
Joining us today in the Teacher's Lounge is Emily Hanford, Senior Correspondent for APM Reports, the producer of many truly captivating education documentaries that have aired on public radio nationwide, and a host and producer on  APM's "Educate Podcast".  We dive into the critically important factors of literacy in elementary education, their long-lasting effects on K12 education and adult life, why adding more reading time can be ineffective, and where some of the largest gaps are that are causing this nationwide literacy shortage.  Check out apmreports.org for some of Emily's excellent documentaries, work, and podcasting. For other great education content, including the full video interview, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
31:43
August 31, 2021
Paul Rossi: Refusing to Stand Idly By
Joining us today in the Teacher's Lounge is Paul Rossi, a New York private high-school math teacher who was "relieved of his teaching duties" for releasing a tape in which the Headmaster acknowledged that white students are being demonized in his school. How do administrations treat those with differing ideologies? How does the far-Left build and use the racial strawman? Check it out in this exciting episode.  Check out the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism here! For other great education interviews, articles, op-eds, and a host of excellent content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
37:26
August 26, 2021
Buck & Tony: Project-Based Learning
Our Editor-in-Chief Daniel Buck and Teacher's Lounge host Tony Kinnett chat about Project-Based Learning, the Inquiry Method, Direct Instruction, and apprenticeship—and which are better or worse. A step away from our normal episodes, with Buck & Tony tackling the day-to-day thoughts in education. For other excellent education content, articles, op-eds, and the full video interview: head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
38:45
August 19, 2021
Governor Mitch Daniels: Education with Options
Mitch Daniels, the 49th Governor of Indiana, President of Purdue University, author of Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans, hops on to discuss his work with the Purdue Poly-technic high schools in Indianapolis and South Bend, the changes in voucher programs and teacher protection laws during his tenure as governor, and the massive impact giving students of all incomes options in how they pursue their futures.  Check out the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation, and find his book here! For other great education content and the full video interview, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com.  Chalkboard Review, 2021.
31:51
August 10, 2021
Dr. Neil Shenvi: The Stigma of Homeschooling
Joining us today in the Teacher's Lounge is Dr. Neil Shenvi, theoretical chemist, homeschooling dad, and Christian apologist. We dive into the massive upswing in homeschooling over the last decade, science labs in the home, the stigma surrounding students' social ability, and a few insights into community support from churches and local organizations.  Check out www.shenviapologetics.com for more excellent work from Neil! For other great education content, including the full video interview, head over to www.thechalkboardreview.com today! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
42:22
August 03, 2021
Chris Woods: A Daily Dose of STEM
Chris Woods, Highschool Math Teacher, STEM Presenter, Host of the STEM Everyday Podcast, and author of Daily STEM: How to Build a STEM Culture joins us to dive into modern STEM classrooms, curriculum, pitfalls, and the integration of great philosophy into the future of education. Check out www.DailyStem.com for more of Chris' great work! For other great content, including the full video interview, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
33:51
July 27, 2021
Denisha Merriweather: Black Minds Matter
Denisha Merriweather, Director of Public Relations and Content Marketing at the American Federation for Children, having previously served as the School Choice and Youth Liaison to the Secretary of Education, and the Founder of Black Minds Matter, joins us to dive into investing in the minds and souls of our nation's communities. How do we close historical gaps without gaslighting and pandering? How do we unify a nation while some seek to rip it apart? The tough questions are found in this episode of Teacher's Lounge.  Make sure you're following Black Minds Matter on Twitter, and head over to their website at www.blackmindsmatter.net.  For other great education content, our Critical Race Theory Toolkit, articles and op-eds from all kinds of educators, check out www.thechalkboardreview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
33:28
July 20, 2021
Joel Hawbaker: The Virtues of a Teacher
Joel Hawbaker is the director of stepdadding.com, Creator of the 10 Commandments for Blended Families, globetrotter in schools from public to private to Christian to Muslim to micro, and currently history department head. He joins us today to discuss the virtues of a teacher in instruction, in compassion, in devotion, and in the particulars of running a modern classroom.  Check out other great content, including the full video interview, at www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
37:01
July 13, 2021
Robert Pondiscio: A New Coat of Paint
Joining us today is Robert Pondiscio, senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute, volunteer firefighter, and author of How the Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice. We dive into why old arguments and questions about education keep coming back up, why school choice isn't the ultimate "cure all" for Critical Race Theory, and why each and every teacher should be reading Hirsch. Check out Pondiscio's book here: www.robertpondiscio.com/the-book For the full interview, our Critical Race Theory Toolkit, and other great content, head to www.thechalkboardreview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021
39:41
July 06, 2021
Chrisman Frank: Beyond the Toolbelt
In this episode: Chrisman Frank, cofounder and CEO of Synthesis, formerly engineer #1 at ClassDojo, and pushing the boundary with Josh Dahn and Elon Musk to push education into solving for the unknown join the Teacher's Lounge to discuss gamification in education, the Synthesis school, and the next steps American education needs to take to move past the factory model.  Visit Synthesis.is to learn more about their program. For the full video interview and other great education content, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
32:32
June 29, 2021
Dr. Ilana Redstone: Teaching & Treating Tribalism
Dr. Ilana Redstone, founder of Diverse Perspectives Consulting, professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, fellow at Heterodox Academy, and co-author of Unassailable Ideas: How Unwritten Rules and Social Media Shape Discourse in American Higher Education, joins us in the Teacher's Lounge to dissect the issue of thought-dichotomies in the classroom.  Why are students so polarized today? How do teachers assess the damage tribalism has done, and how do they go about encouraging freedom of thought and critical thinking? When is it time to unite or time to fight? Check out the Beyond Bigots and Snowflakes series mentioned in the episode! For other great content, the full video interview, and for the best in education articles and op-eds, head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
33:04
June 23, 2021
Buck & Tony: Young Adult Literature
Our Editor-in-Chief Daniel Buck and Teacher's Lounge host Tony Kinnett chat about young adult lit in the classroom, the importance of topic and world-building, objectivity vs. subjectivity, and the local scope of the Western canon.  A step away from our normal episodes, with Buck & Tony tackling the day-to-day thoughts in education. For other excellent education content, articles, op-eds, and the full video interview: head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
39:15
June 15, 2021
Saurabh Sharma: Culture War in the Classroom
Joining us this week in the Teacher's Lounge is Saurabh Sharma, president of American Moment, co-host of Moment of Truth, and Publius Fellow at Claremont Institute. We pick apart the culture war spilling into K-12 classrooms, discuss its origins & the contenders, where we're putting all of our eggs, and how to provide functional education for immigrants to the United States. Check out American Moment and their work at www.AmericanMoment.org and follow them on Twitter! For other excellent education content, articles, op-eds, and the full video interview: head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
32:42
June 08, 2021
Erika Sanzi: In Loco Parentis
Erika Sanzi, Outreach Director for Parents Defending Education, joins us to dive into the last crazy year and the impact it's had on parents. What finally pushes parents to take what's happening in their classrooms seriously? When does the local bubble shatter? How are parents supposed to react and respond? Find out in this episode of Teacher's Lounge.  Follow Parents Defending Education on Twitter, and check their site for great resources. Find the full video interview as well as other excellent education content at www.TheChalkboardReview.com!  Chalkboard Review, 2021.
31:45
June 02, 2021
Dave Rubin: What do we do with Critical Race Theory
Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report and author of "Don't Burn this Book: Thinking for Yourself in an age of Unreason", joins Tony in the Teacher's Lounge this week to discuss what the best options are for dealing with Critical Race Theory. Do we keep a bit in our public schools as an alternate view? Do we throw our weight behind school choice as the solution? Do we ban CRT in schools outright? Get the full details in this episode! Follow Dave Rubin on Twitter, and make sure you're catching the Rubin Report via podcast or YouTube. You can catch the full video of this episode and tons of other great education content over at www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
28:41
May 27, 2021
Jeanne Allen: The Corruption of Teachers' Unions
Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of The Center for Education Reform, joins us to discuss the recent trend of corruption in American teachers' unions, the CDC/Weingarten scandal, the silencing of teachers, and a look to the future in micro schooling. Check out www.EdReform.com to catch up on The Center for Education Reform's 28 years of work for families and schools. You can catch the full video interview, as well as other great articles, op-eds, and education content at www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
24:22
May 18, 2021
Andrew Gutmann: The Parent's Precaution
Andrew Gutmann, a parent who pulled his daughter out of The Brearley School in Manhattan, NY, for intense racial equity policies, joins us to talk about what drew him to that decision, what his concerns are for his children's education, and to share a creepy story on Orwellian levels.  Check out the site he's just launched at www.speakupforeducation.org! Head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com for other the full video interview and other great education articles, op-eds, interview, and content. The Chalkboard Review, 2021. 
32:04
May 13, 2021
Doug Lemov: Read Like a Champion
Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion (with version 3.0 coming out this year), joins us to discuss the changes in literacy education, the social aspect of reading, and his process & reason in writing Teach Like a Champion.  Head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com to see the full video interview! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
39:05
May 05, 2021
Dr. Patrick Wolf: The Context of School Choice
Dr. Patrick Wolf, chair of the College of Education's School of Reform for the University of Arkansas, joins us to dive into the deeper context behind school choice, its relationship to public education, the reformation of education in the twentieth century, and the "strange bedfellows" of Social Justice Democrats & Libertarian Conservatives in the School Choice Movements.  Find more information on Dr. Wolf here.  Visit www.TheChalkboardReview.com for the full video interview, as well as a host of other excellent education content! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
37:56
April 28, 2021
Whitley Yates: Diversity in Modern Education
Whitley Yates, Director of Diversity for the Indiana GOP, joins us to discuss what diversity should look like in our education system, where BLM & Critical Race Theory miss the mark, and how we can more forward as a cohesive society to the benefit of all our children.  Head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com to catch the full video interview! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
31:34
April 21, 2021
Stephen Kent: Teachers Need to Write
Stephen Kent of Young Voices joins us to discuss the importance of teachers writing professionally. From fan-fiction stories in middle school, through modern policy, to parent concerns in modern education—it's a full episode! Check out Rightly to hear more from Stephen, or the Beltway Banthas Podcast if you're in the mood for more Star Wars content. You can catch the full video interview over at www.TheChalkboardReview.com! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
25:53
April 13, 2021
Governor Scott Walker: Breaking the Siege
Governor Scott Walker, the 45th governor of Wisconsin and President of YAF, joins us to discuss the Long Game, the monolithic nature of modern education and its roots, and the desperate need to break the cultural siege of American culture.  Check out YAF.org to learn more about the Long Game! Head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com to catch the full video interview! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
29:26
April 06, 2021
Brad Polumbo: The Systemic Racism of Teachers' Unions
From the Foundation for Economic Education, Brad Polumbo joins us to delve into his latest article in which he compares the actions and rhetoric of American public teachers' unions to their definition of systemic racism. Catch his latest works at the Washington Examiner, National Review, and wherever Young Voices throws him!  See the full video interview over at www.TheChalkboardReview.com. Chalkboard Review, 2021.
24:34
March 30, 2021
Rick Hess: Teachers, Twitter, & Tense Discourse
Rick Hess joins us to discuss social media's impact on educational discourse, op-eds & articles, and his new book: A Search for Common Ground.  Catch the full video interview over at TheChalkboardReview.com. Check out Rick Hess's pieces over at EdWeek. Chalkboard Review, 2021.
24:27
March 23, 2021
King Randall: Investing in Our Young Men
King Randall, founder and director of "The X for Boys" school & program, joins us to discuss his investment in the young men of Georgia. We delve into what underprivileged Black men need, what the benchmark for success is, and how bucking the traditional public education model is changing lives.  Go to thexforboys.org to learn more about his work. Head over to TheChalkboardReview.com to watch this episode of Teacher's Lounge in full! Chalkboard Review, 2021.
25:33
March 17, 2021
Jack White: A State's Promise
Jack White joins us in the Teacher's Lounge to discuss The United States Military Academy at West Point, the diligence of two parents to valuing education, the promise of states to provide equal access to education, and the role of an attorney general.  Learn more about Jack White at votejackwhite.com.  Catch the full video interview at www.TheChalkboardReview.com. Chalkboard Review, 2021.
35:35
March 09, 2021
Chris Rufo: Critical Race Theory's Impact on Schools
Chris Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth & Poverty at Discovery Institute, writer for City Journal, director of four PBS films, joins us to discuss Critical Race Theory, its impact on K-12 education, and the future for American education.  Visit www.christopherrufo.com to see more of his work! Head over to www.TheChalkboardReview.com to see the full video interview.  Chalkboard Review, 2021.
21:46
March 02, 2021
Ilya Shapiro: Education & The Constitution
Ilya Shapiro, Director of the Robert A Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at Cato, joins us to discuss the role of the Constitution in the American Educational System--including how landmark cases set precedent for modern debates.  Check out Supreme Disorder over on https://www.cato.org/people/ilya-shapiro.  Head to TheChalkBoardReview.com to catch the full video interview!
21:48
February 23, 2021
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: A Vision for Wisconsin
Rebecca Kleefisch, Wisconsin's 44th Lieutenant Governor, joins us to discuss the 1848 Project, solutions for the pandemic-education crisis, and positive steps for Wisconsin's education system (both for students and teachers). See what she has to bring to the table on this episode of the Teacher's Lounge.  Go to TheChalkboardReview.com to watch the video!
31:19
February 16, 2021
Governor Jeb Bush: It Started in Florida
The 43rd Governor of Florida joins us to discuss his policies, experiences, and visions for Florida's education system. We parse the issues of today, and dive into the optimistic future of the 2020s. Catch the full video on thechalkboardreview.com! Visit ExcelInEd.org for more info on what Gov. Bush and his team are up to.  Chalkboard Review, 2021.
32:40
February 05, 2021
Katherine Birbalsingh: The Teacher that Changed the Game
Katherine Birbalsingh joins us in the Teacher's Lounge to discuss her journey from teacher to headmistress of a free/charter school in London, UK. We talk discipline, grade policy, and online school practices.  Check out the Michaela Community School's books:  Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way Michaela: The Power of Culture Watch the episode in full at www.thechalkboardreview.com!  Chalkboard Review, 2021. 
34:12
February 02, 2021
Andrew Campanella: School Choice Week 2021
Andrew Campanella joins us in the Teacher's Lounge to discuss School Choice Week 2021, the national engagement and reaction, and where we can expect the bipartisan movement to continue in the coming year. From national landmarks to the floor of the US Senate, School Choice is on the rise! Watch the full video at www.thechalkboardreview.com!  Chalkboard Review, 2021.
17:18
January 28, 2021
Jeremy Wayne Tate: A Dive into Classical Education
Jeremy Wayne Tate, founder and CEO of the Classical Learning Test, joins us to discuss the theory, pedagogy, and benefits of classical education.  Watch the video at www.thechalkboardreview.com!  Chalkboard Review, 2021.
27:55
January 27, 2021
Neal McCluskey: School Choice Myths
Neal McCluskey joins us to discuss the myriad of myths concerning the school choice debate. How does it all work, and what can we expect in the future? Check out Neal McCluskey's new book over at CATO, and make sure to hop over to our site to catch the video. 
33:29
January 19, 2021
Bethany Mandel: Homeschooling America
Bethany Mandel joins the Chalkboard Review to discuss her experience homeschooling her family, the organizations she's worked with, the policies in place regarding school choice, and the future for the practice. Visit HSDLA.org for Homeschooling Legal Questions.
23:27
January 19, 2021
Inez Stepman: The American Education
Inez Stepman joins the Chalkboard Review to discuss what has gone wrong in American education, why students have become so anti-American, and what got her into education.
33:19
January 19, 2021
Benji Backer: Environmental Science in the Classroom
Benji Backer joins the Chalkboard Review to discuss Environmental Science in the classroom, what the future of ecology curriculum looks like, and what got Tony & Benji into Environmental Science.
23:46
January 19, 2021
Max Eden: What Biden Means for Education
Max Eden joins the Chalkboard Review to discuss what the upcoming Biden administration will mean for Education in the United States.
26:33
January 19, 2021