Fifty years after King was assassinated, we review King's lesser known legacy and how it is used against activists today.
Earlier this year, D.C. Public Schools announced an update to its evaluation system for teachers. The most controversial change? The addition of student surveys. Starting this fall, teachers won’t be the only ones handing out grades. The change has elicited a negative reaction from the teachers’ union, who say it turns evaluations into popularity contests. Researchers, though, say the surveys are more reliable than traditional methods, like test scores or peer reviews. WAMU education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza, joins Kojo to discuss student evaluations and the role they will play in identifying D.C.’s best -and worst- educators.
- Kavitha Cardoza Special Correspondent, WAMU 88.5 News
- Jason Kamras Chief of Instructional Practice, District of Columbia Public Schools
- Tom Israel Executive Director, Montgomery County Education Association
Most Recent Shows
While there are hundreds of streets named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. around the country and the region, they are often in economically depressed and racially segregated neighborhoods. We explore Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in the District, which is about to undergo major development.
Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett join us in studio.
D.C. Council unanimously passed a plan to publicly finance political campaigns. What does it offer district residents?