This American Life
Share |

Back to School


As the smell of fruit medley, boxed mashed potatoes and patty meat drifts back into the lives of millions of young Americans, we're teaming up with reporter Paul Tough to ask a question so big it sounds crazy: just what are we teaching our kids? No, seriously. And what is missing? The answer, it turns out, involves Simon Says, marshmallows, rats — and research that could be reshaping the way American kids learn. That and more, this week.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode.

KCRW Music Mine - Free music discovery app for the iPad
Public Insight Network