New York Times
National correspondent at the New York Times; former reporter covering education at The Atlantic magazine and a fellow at the Nation Institute; author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
Both California and Texas have tens of millions of residents (who are mostly minorities), booming economies, and the large markets for textbook publishers.
But one’s a blue…
Jan. 14from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
America's "failing education system" has become a cliché of contemporary journalism — and it's most often blamed on the teachers.
Jan. 1, 2015from To the Point
If a teacher has strong job security, is that better or worse for students in the long run?
Oct. 29, 2014from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
China has locked down an entire city to control the coronavirus, while President Trump has eliminated federal programs to cope with disease epidemics.
Feb. 6from To the Point
Nearing the end of the impeachment trial.
Jan. 31from Left, Right & Center
One of the oldest hospitals in LA is permanently closing this week. Its owner, Verity Health System, filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The announcement of the closure came as a surprise.
Jan. 23from Greater LA
A certain kind of coffee cake is served across all LAUSD schools. The original recipe is from 1954.
Feb. 19from Greater LA
Roughly 95% of commercially caught lobster in California is shipped to China, where customers are willing to pay premium prices.
Feb. 6from KCRW Features
From impeachment acquittal to taking revenge.
Feb. 14from Left, Right & Center
A special live recording of All The President’s Lawyers.
Feb. 19from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
As tensions between the left and right wings of the Democratic Party continue to rise, the former Congress member offers an insider’s take on the party.
Jan. 31from Scheer Intelligence
The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg’s campaigns have spent big money on commercial time during the game.
Jan. 31from KCRW Features