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By Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis
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Politics Invades Classrooms
A teacher equates traditional expectations for students with white supremacy, emails reveal the CDC implemented stricter COVID guidelines after threats from a teachers union, a new report shows today’s school boundaries are linked to 1930s-era housing segregation, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:09:22
September 16, 2021
Where Is the Evidence to Mandate Masks in Schools?
Proof that masking children in schools actually works is hard to find, a high school is allegedly forcing student athletes to wear ankle monitors, and a teachers union president admits relief funding is being used to recruit future dues-paying members. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
49:57
August 26, 2021
More Mandates, More #Schexit
More mandates from schools give families more reason to flee government run education, a teachers union claims school choice "has a racist history," a teacher is ordered to pay a fine for quitting his job, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:01:31
August 19, 2021
Teachers Unions’ New Catch-22
The teachers unions' plan to control the system backfires as states let parents decide what's best for their kids, chaos erupts at local board meetings over mask mandates, a teacher delivers a tearful speech as she resigns over 'highly politicized agendas’ being pushed on kids, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
59:02
August 12, 2021
CDC Flip Flops on School Masking Guidance
The CDC reverses course again with new guidance on masking students in schools, teachers are receiving ‘hazard pay’ just for showing up to work in classrooms, a fourth grader says her teacher instructed the class not to tell their parents about an ‘equity’ survey that included questions on gender identity, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
52:46
July 29, 2021
Nine States Say: 'No Mask, No Learning'
States are mandating masks in schools despite new guidance, the Washington Post can't understand why Democrats and teachers unions don't want to give poor kids school choice, and an alarming number of Baltimore students have a grade point average below a 'D.' Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
57:56
July 15, 2021
School Choice Support Just Reached An All-Time High
Two new polls find support for school choice is increasing after a year of pandemic closures, schools are accused of wasting the billions of dollars in COVID relief funds, and a variety of tactics are being used to claim the public's concerns about critical race theory are overblown. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
58:20
July 01, 2021
Families Are Suing the State Over Lost Education
Families sue after watching their children with special needs slide backward during school closures, the Biden administration may restore race-based school discipline policies, a union-funded survey says teachers are more likely to experience job-related stress than the general population, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
41:59
June 17, 2021
Parents Step Up to the Mic
School board meetings get heated as parents stand up against divisive curriculum and policies, a governor needs to check his math when it comes to school funding in his state, and new data show that red states offered in-person learning at twice the rate of blue states during the pandemic. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
48:40
June 10, 2021
Nation's Report Card: 22% of 12th Graders Proficient in Science
The latest 'Nation's Report Card' reveals schools are failing students in science education, parents want their kids to repeat the lost school year, an angry teacher lectures board members for catering to parents regarding reopening policies, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
55:54
May 27, 2021
C-SPAN Callers Slam Teachers Union Boss on Live Television
Viewers blast teachers union boss Randi Weingarten live on C-SPAN, a congressman discusses legislation that would ban federal funding to schools that teach critical race theory, advocates fight to keep a school choice program alive, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
51:45
May 20, 2021
Indoctrination Nation
Parents are starting to fight back against critical race theory lessons and other forms of indoctrination in classrooms, a governor signs the biggest expansion of school choice in the state's history, a district brings students back for just one day of in-person learning so it can get a share of millions in reopening funds, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:01:08
May 13, 2021
CDC & AFT: Puppet and Puppeteer
A bombshell report reveals the CDC colluded with the AFT teachers union on school reopening guidance, Senator Tim Scott mentions school choice in the Republican rebuttal to Biden's address to Congress, a Democrat state lawmaker tells his colleagues that he will vote against school choice when they send their kids to public school, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
50:22
May 06, 2021
Schools Use COVID Relief Funds for Non-COVID Expenses
School districts are spending millions in COVID relief money on employees, Senator Rand Paul wants to use Title I to fund students instead of systems, and one state is on the verge of the biggest expansion of private school choice in history. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:10:30
April 29, 2021
Chicago Teachers Stay Home to Protest Reopening High Schools
How a DC charter school is addressing kids' mental health compared to a school district right across the border in Maryland, an update on the homeless encampments that remain on school grounds in Seattle, and why the Chicago Teachers Union is telling its members not to enter high school buildings this week. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
51:01
April 15, 2021
School Spending: Truth and Lies
Corey once again has to explain the truth about education spending, a big-city school board won't meet with parents despite homeless encampments on district grounds, and even though billions of unprecedented federal dollars have been thrown at public schools, districts are still suing to block charter schools and school choice programs. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
45:40
April 08, 2021
Has School Choice Reached Escape Velocity?
Lockdowns lead to the unlocking of school choice programs in states across the country, Corey corrects another major newspaper for another major error about school district spending, and teachers union policies are systemically racist based on the left's own definition. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
57:50
April 01, 2021
Is Homeschooling Popularity Quietly Exploding?
A governor vetoes a school choice bill even though he sent his own kid to a private school, a big city teachers union sues their school district for racism, and homeschooling explodes during the pandemic. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
56:02
March 25, 2021
Do Teachers Need a Degree in Education?
A governor says teachers don't need an education degree, high school students get promoted with failing GPAs, and a satirical video mocks teachers unions' endless excuses for new reasons to block schools from reopening. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
44:20
March 18, 2021
The School Reopening Debate Is More About Politics Than Safety
Congress passes a huge spending bill that includes $128 billion for K-12 schools, an embarrassing post in a private teachers union Facebook group finds its way to the media, and politics, not funding or science, is driving decisions on when to return to in-person learning. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
44:59
March 11, 2021
Teachers Union President: In-Person School for Me But Not for Thee
A local California teachers union president is caught on video taking  his child to in-person learning while fighting to keep public schools  closed, the COVID debate pivots in Texas schools, Education Secretary  Miguel Cardona releases a five-point plan critics call "policy theater." Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
54:20
March 04, 2021
Teachers Unions Losing Their Grip on School Closure Narrative
A new lawsuit appealed to the United States Supreme Court could remove the obstacles in place to leave teachers unions, a new study combines charter school academic performance with how much less funding per student they get compared to districts, and student ignorance hits TikTok. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:01:26
February 25, 2021
District School Closures Drive New Wave of School Choice in States
Vice President Kamala Harris dodges multiple interview questions about reopening schools, federal legislation aims to create school choice for every low-income family whose public schools are not open for in-person learning, and a school district in a major city may have changed the grades of 90,000 students. Share on social media with #RandomAssignment. Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
53:26
February 18, 2021
Teachers Unions Are Providing Free Advertising for School Choice
Some school districts are receiving double their annual per-student spending in federal COVID relief money, a defender of Missouri district schools gets flustered when testifying about school choice at a state hearing, a city government sues its own school board, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
51:17
February 11, 2021
What President Biden Means for Education
Joe Biden is now the President of the United States. Guess how much money he says is needed to reopen K-12 schools. Also, a flurry of new school choice legislation is popping up across the country. And Bob gets into a Twitter war with an NPR reporter. All this and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Links mentioned: 'Miss Virginia' Movie: https://www.missvirginiamovie.com/ States With Active Legislation to Fund Students Instead of Systems: http://efinstitute.org/legislation-map/ Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
43:28
January 21, 2021
Have Teachers Unions Overplayed Their Hand?
Are teachers unions about to experience the second phase of their Faustian bargain to trade schools reopening for fresh new cash? Los Angeles students were told to get the vaccine when it comes around or be refused admission. And a Florida principal claims the school district discriminated against her because of her “alcohol dependency problem.” All this and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
59:47
January 14, 2021
Riots at U.S. Capitol
Would Biden have picked a more strident education secretary if he knew the Democrats would be controlling the confirmation? Also, about half of Chicago teachers refuse to show up for work as ordered. And Corey takes apart an author who incorrectly claims the average private school spends more per student than traditional public schools. All this and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
55:31
January 07, 2021
The Random Assignment Holiday Spectacular
Corey and Bob count down the top K-12 education stories from this year, Joe Biden makes his pick for education secretary, and much more on the last episode of the year. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
49:33
December 24, 2020
Not Logging in for Class? We'll See You in Court!
Betsy DeVos triggers a cavalcade of misleading mainstream media headlines, public schools use truancy laws to bring kids to juvenile court for the crime of not logging into class, and parents pose an awkward question that didn't get an answer: "Will private companies own students' DNA from compulsory coronavirus tests to use however they want?" Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:08:04
December 17, 2020
Why Would Giving Families a Choice 'Defund' Public Schools? 🤔
A deep dive into one of the establishment's very favorite catchphrases: school choice is an attempt to 'defund' public schools, why the vice  president of the Michigan state school board says charter schools aren't  accountable to parents, a first-year Oregon teacher freaks out at  anti-lockdown protesters, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
58:39
December 10, 2020
When 'Experts' Flip Flop
The in-person education flip-floppers, from epidemiologist Dr. Fauci to New York City Mayor de Blasio, a new must-see number-crunching study of Georgia's private school choice program, the conflict of interest soup in the rejection of what would have been West Virginia's first charter school, and much more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:00:20
December 03, 2020
Media Bias in Education
The NBC Today Show talks about the mental health impacts school shutdowns are having on kids, New York City Mayor de Blasio surprises parents with the news that schools will be shut down -- the next day, and a local Florida television report only has airtime for anti-charter school opinions. Plus, some exciting personal news from one of your beloved co-hosts! Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
54:26
November 19, 2020
Biden Packs Transition Team with Teachers Union Representatives
Could a Biden administration Department of Education become a field office for a national teachers union? A tidal wave of school districts announces "Hell No!" to in-person education for the foreseeable future, how one national education reporter screwed up this week, and some pontifications on Twitter versus Parler. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
55:57
November 12, 2020
The Election!
What the election could mean for education, Washington state passes a referendum mandating sex education starting in kindergarten, and the California governor announces he's sending his kids back to in-person learning -- at a private school. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
38:51
November 05, 2020
How Much Do 12th Graders Know?
The Nation’s Report Card says American 12th graders aren’t proficient at math, the Biden campaign releases a video of teachers criticizing Trump and DeVos, and educators in Brooklyn circumvent regulations by avoiding the word “school.” Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:12:10
October 29, 2020
Teacher "Sick Outs" Are Keeping Schools Closed
A new video blows apart the logic of residential school assignment, students thank teachers for not lying about being sick, and a governor proposes zero accountability for public school teachers. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
55:09
October 22, 2020
Why Did School Choice Come Up During ACB's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing?
How school choice became part of the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing, public school districts praised for diversity accused of hiding racism in how they award access to their gifted student and AP classes, and an online California charter school goes "rogue." *Show note: Please forgive the audio quality in the middle of the show. We had a technical problem with the microphone. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:10:21
October 15, 2020
Why Samantha Bee Is Wrong to Mock School Choice
What Samantha Bee omits in her mockery of school choice, how Randi Weingarten accidentally endorses school choice and a blockbuster new book on our favorite subject. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
55:33
October 08, 2020
Do Online Classes Come with Privacy Rights? Or Are Homes Now Fair Game for Government Scrutiny?
The Buffalo school board isn’t anti-charter — there are just too many parents picking them, why a Tennessee court struck down education savings accounts, and what privacy rights do families have when teachers see into homes via online classes? Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:01:50
October 01, 2020
Unions on Reopening Schools: Hell No
Teachers unions oppose in-person education, while ABC News reports brick-and-mortar school closures hurt low-income students most, presidential candidate spouse Jill Biden calls for more school spending, and districts across the country promote Black Lives Matter. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:05:47
September 24, 2020
Biden Says Trump 'Has Made It So Hard for Schools to Reopen Safely'
Both Trump and Biden talk reopening while only Trump mentions choice, a  new Congressional bill would earmark 10% of federal education funding for parental options and a new study shows private school attendance reduces the odds of unplanned pregnancies and criminal convictions. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:08:58
September 10, 2020
The Public School Exodus -- Now With Numbers
Numbers pour in on the public school exodus, Trump's RNC speech cites wealthy elites who only support school choice for themselves and Betsy DeVos helps Joe Biden remember a speech he gave about school choice in 1997. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
58:29
September 03, 2020
What Just Became Bipartisan in an Election Year? School Choice
Tim Scott makes school choice appeal at RNC, a "1776" project presents a positive curriculum about America rather than negative, and a writer calls out alleged education equity advocates who don't seem to care about charter schools getting less per student. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:07:52
August 27, 2020
Districts are Reopening Schools as 'Daycares' and Charging Families Twice
The U.S. Attorney General on school choice, districts closed for teaching charge for 'daycare' and new data prove a correlation between politics and school reopening policies. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:02:26
August 20, 2020
Should Truancy Be a Crime? Kamala Harris Runs for VP
Ten years ago Kamala Harris explained why truancy should be a crime,  School reopening policies curiously correspond to political views, a NJ  principal apologizes for school's pro-police event that he now calls  "racist," and a social justice charter school prepares to open in DC. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:06:17
August 13, 2020
Safe Enough For Daycare -- Too Risky For Teaching
Are public schools too dangerous for teaching, but not too dangerous for daycare? Rand Paul introduces major federal school choice legislation. And what message was the AFT union giving to conservative, dues-paying teachers, when it directed a pollster to ignore their opinions? Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:04:04
August 06, 2020
Teachers Unions Do the 'Safety Dance'
Teachers unions do the Safety Dance to ask for everything, Biden criticizes CDC guidelines while praising scientists, and local news stations discover a “microschool explosion.” Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:12:26
July 30, 2020
Attack of the Pandemic Pods!
Pandemic pods may revolutionize education, unions sue to keep schools closed, and Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan says how “white liberal” policies have hurt people. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:02:12
July 23, 2020
The Great Reopening Debate
Feds, states, unions, parents all clash over school reopening plans, Trump promotes school choice in the Rose Garden and the charter alliance flips on a controversial conference speaker. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:12:55
July 16, 2020
How about a STUDENT-Oriented Department of Education?
Corey and Bob discuss Joe Biden's pledge of loyalty to teachers unions, whether schools should be funded by the federal government if they won't even be open, an education council member's freak out over another member's 'racist behavior' for holding a black baby on his lap. And more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:10:10
July 09, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling a HUGE Win for Educational Freedom
The Supreme Court says discrimination against religious schools can no longer posture as "separation of church and state," and a swirling trifecta of government school fights, Covid-19 policy, police expulsion and culture wars, could spawn a massive school choice autumn. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:01:06
July 02, 2020
Twitter Explodes in School Choice War
Corey and Bob break down a crazy Twitter war over school choice that all started because of a malicious Diane Ravitch piece. A lot of people weighed in, but the final knockout was by a passionate school choice mom.  Also, the Trump administration continued its school choice campaign this week, parents realized some silver linings in the coronavirus school closures and dysfunction in school districts was on full display. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:06:13
June 25, 2020
A Zip Code Shouldn't Determine Your Future
Politicians suddenly start talking about school choice, education spending and futures not limited by zip codes, plus police get criticized while speech police get cheered. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:02:19
June 18, 2020
But What about Inflation?
In this episode of Random Assignment, Corey and Bob discuss how the arguments about police unions sound a whole lot like teachers unions,  why one-size-fits-all school school reopening plans shouldn't be copy/pasted across states, whether people love to misquote how much the  United States spends on education, how a superb charter school got its  death sentence lifted and whether Corey understands the concept of  inflation-adjustment. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:01:24
June 11, 2020
Schools Are Cutting Ties with Police
Following the death of George Floyd, schools are considering severing ties with police and dialing back security in their buildings. Is this the best decision to be making right now? In this episode of Random Assignment, Corey and Bob discuss how the education world is responding to the situation unfolding across the country, the call by school leaders to 'address implicit bias,' and how the two largest teachers unions have decided to make their statement. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:07:14
June 04, 2020
Are We in the Midst of a Quiet Education Revolution?
What if 20% of teachers never come back? Also... the Chicago Teachers Union sues to be released from IEP updates for special needs students, the Tennessee education savings account law survives more attacks to fight another day and Corey corrects the mainstream media (again). Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:02:25
May 28, 2020
Why Don't We "Fully Fund" Students Instead of Systems?🤔
Corey appears with John Stossel, Bob explains #FullyFundedSchoolChoice and every teacher in Indiana becomes “Teacher of the Year.” Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
59:52
May 21, 2020
More Than One Virus Affecting American Education
On this week's episode of Random Assignment, Corey and Bob discuss the melt down over Rand Paul questioning Dr. Fauci, if Catholic schools should be subject to lawsuits over hiring and firing decisions, how district failures are giving online learning a bad name, and more. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
56:51
May 14, 2020
HYPOCRITES Attack School Choice
Corey and Bob talk about Tennessee's current school choice battle, virtual education failures, bloated pensions, COVID-19 funding for private schools, Harvard's cancellation of their anti-homeschooling event, and more! Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:08:13
May 07, 2020
Government School Monopolists Are Freaking Out
Millions of families are figuring out that homeschooling can work better than government schooling - and the monopoly is freaking out. Corey and Bob discuss attacks on homeschooling, political indoctrination, teacher misconduct, and how the government school monopoly currently has nothing to gain and everything to lose. Share on Social Media: #RandomAssignment Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:01:57
April 30, 2020
Harvard's Atrocious Attack on Homeschooling
Corey and Bob reveal a horrible hit piece on homeschooling published not by a blogger with a tin foil hat, but by Harvard magazine. They also discuss how Drag Queen Story Hour became an event at public schools, and how charter schools were over-represented in a recent ranking of the best public schools in America. Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon  Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:00:28
April 23, 2020
The Launch of #RandomAssignment with Bob and Corey
#RandomAssignment is a new education policy podcast, produced as a collaboration between the Reason Foundation and Choice Media. In this, the inaugural episode,  Corey and Bob discuss: Will the online learning proliferation during the Coronavirus time last? Are private schools being held more accountable by parents during this time? And what did a Rochester, NY, newspaper say about that? How did Corey determine that Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren concealed that her own son went to private school, while publicly  praising government schools? Did the Los Angeles Teachers Union negotiate a deal preventing any teacher from being required to hold online video lessons? Follow Us on Twitter: Bob Bowdon: @BobBowdon Corey DeAngelis: @DeAngelisCorey --  Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players
01:02:55
April 16, 2020
Random Assignment Podcast Trailer
Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis break down what's really happening in education across the country. The inaugural broadcast of #RandomAssignment will be in the history books for decades to come. --- Music: Play Song - John Deley and the 41 Players https://youtu.be/P9QQO5v0u5o
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April 15, 2020