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Random Assignment

By Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis
Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis break down what's really happening in education across the country.

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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
55:56
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 5, 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
1:12:10
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
55:08
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
1:10:20
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 8, 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
1:01:49
October 1, 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
1:05:47
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
1:08:57
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 3, 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
1:07:51
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
1:02:25
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
1:06:16
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
1:04:04
August 6, 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
1:12:25
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
1:02:12
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
1:12:55
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
1:10:09
July 9, 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
1:01:06
July 2, 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
1:06:12
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
1:02:18
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
1:01:24
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
1:07:14
June 4, 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
1:02:24
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
59:51
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
1:08:13
May 7, 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
1:01:56
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
1:00:28
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
1:02:54
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
01:40
April 15, 2020