Rick Rolling

In what may be the most focused conversation in the history of this podcast, Jonah is joined by Rick Hess—AEI senior fellow and esteemed education policy wonk—to discuss his new book, The Great School Rethink. During COVID, it became clear that American schools could use an overhaul. But what should reform look like in practice? Rick has answers, and he also has thoughts on hot-button subjects ranging from the education-industrial complex (yes, it’s a thing) to the debate over school choice and standardized tests. Other topics addressed include the use of technology in schools, the role of parents in education, and the nature of choice. As usual, if it’s eggheadery you’re after, the Remnant will never give you up or let you down. 

Show Notes: 

Rick’s new book, The Great School Rethink

Rick: “Schools Are Trying to Do Too Much”

Rick: “Moving from “Reform” to “Rethinking”

James Q. Wilson’s Bureaucracy: What Governments Do and Why They Do It

Arthur Bestor’s Educational Wastelands: The Retreat From Learning in our Public Schools

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