We hosted our most controversial show yet! Really? Probably not, but it seemed that way due to the volume of emails, phone calls, and social media posts that we received. We sat down and talked with Ale Matos (Star Tribune), Christopher Magan (Pioneer Press) and Beth Hawkins (Education Post) about the state of education in Minnesota.
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Sprockets, St. Paul’s out-of-school time programs network, has a new director and she joined us on the show. Eyenga Bokamba talked to us about why students need to keep learning even after the school day ends. In addition to her work leading this diverse coalition of programs, Bokamba is a visual artist in her own right, and a Harvard graduate. Consider us intimidated.
Our guest, Denise Specht, is the president of Minnesota’s largest teacher’s union, Education Minnesota. She’ll answer your questions about teachers, students, class size, and snow days. Bringing her an apple is optional.
We were joined on stage by award-winning journalist and public radio economics editor Chris Farrell and Gustavus professor of philosophy Lisa Heldke. The guests talked about the economic, social, community, and individual costs and benefits of higher learning.