higher education

Rick Hess: Letters To a Young Education Reformer [AUDIO]

With my recent move from Illinois to Michigan, I’ve experienced a significant change in the education environment. Michigan is a “Schools of Choice” state, providing parents options as to what school children may attend:

Schools of Choice programs provide students with additional enrollment opportunities, which range from allowing students to determine which school within the resident district they will enroll, to allowing non-resident students to enroll in a district other than their own.

School choice, vouchers, and charter schools long have been an interest of mine, so it was wonderful to talk with Rick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.  His new book is “Letters To a Young Education Reformer“. Here’s the audio:

Charlie Sykes: The False Promise of High Education [AUDIO]

I truly enjoyed this conversation with Milwaukee radio legend Charlie Sykes. His new book, Fail U, is a great read, featuring chapters exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, and the hysteria surrounding “triggers,” “micro-aggressions,” and other forms of alleged trauma.

We also spent some time near the end of the interview examining the current state of conservative talk radio and what might happen after the November election. Listen to the full chat below: