Alex Molnar

National Education Policy Center

Guest

Research Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Publications Director at the National Education Policy Center and author of Commercialism in Education: From Democratic Ideal to Market Commodity

Alex Molnar on KCRW

On a standardized test this month, New York's 8th graders were asked about  a pineapple that challenges a hare  to a race.

Pineapplegate and Privatizing Public Schools

On a standardized test this month, New York's 8th graders were asked about a pineapple that challenges a hare to a race.

from Which Way, L.A.?

In six or seven states, kids were asked ridiculous questions on a standardized test. Then, New York's 8th graders were asked about a  pineapple that challenges a hare  to a race.

Public Education and Private Profit

In six or seven states, kids were asked ridiculous questions on a standardized test. Then, New York's 8th graders were asked about a pineapple that challenges a hare to a race.

from To the Point

Los Angeles County and San Francisco are among the California municipalities that have banned plastic bags on the grounds that they're bad for the environment.

Should Business Provide the Messages Taught in Public Schools?

Los Angeles County and San Francisco are among the California municipalities that have banned plastic bags on the grounds that they're bad for the environment.

from Which Way, L.A.?

More from KCRW

Closing arguments began today in the trial against the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, in Brunswick, Georgia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why does affordable housing take so long and cost so much to build? KCRW’s Anna Scott and KQED’s Saul Gonzalez team up to find answers.

from Greater LA

Koreatown performance artist Kristina Wong suddenly had no work when the pandemic began, so she started creating face masks.

from Greater LA

Starting in January and throughout 2022, the City of LA plans to give 3,200 families in poverty $1,000 a month — with no conditions. The $38 million program is called “ BIG:LEAP .”

from Greater LA

The Native American activist’s attorney Kevin Sharp tells Robert Scheer why Peltier’s imprisonment is one of the worst miscarriages of justice this country has ever seen.

from Scheer Intelligence

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about four familiar characters: Lev Parnas, Steve Bannon, John Eastman and Michael Avenatti.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat discuss the high rate of inflation, its political risk and what (if anything) the president can do about it.

from Left, Right & Center

Josh and Ken talk about the indictment of Steve Bannon, the end of Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit against former President Trump, and more.

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Tim Carney talk about President Biden’s final framework he delivered to Congress — will Democrats go for it?

from Left, Right & Center