Are Vermont schools really failing? Vt Sec. of Education Rebecca Holcombe; Journalist James Fallows on conflicts from Missouri to the mideast

Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe discusses why she has been hailed as “a hero of American education” for pushing back against the the “test and punish” policies of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, talks about what is driving conflicts from Missouri to the Mideast, and his reflections on being chief speech writer for President Jimmy Carter.

 

Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca, 3/6/2013

Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca discusses education reform, the battle over school funding, and his background as a Cuban immigrant coming to Vermont. The last part of the show include VBSR’s Dan Barlow discussing the hot issues pending in Vermont legislature at the midterm break.