Jay Mathews

staff writer, Washington Post

Guest

Staff writer for the Washington Post and author of Escalante: The Best Teacher in America

Jay Mathews on KCRW

In 1988, the film  Stand and Deliver  made a celebrity out of a Bolivian-born calculus teacher at LA's Garfield High School.

Legacy of the Teacher Who Made Students Stand and Deliver

In 1988, the film Stand and Deliver made a celebrity out of a Bolivian-born calculus teacher at LA's Garfield High School.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Charter schools are being touted as the free-market alternative for parents whose kids are stuck in failing institutions, especially in inner cities.

New Orleans, Charter Schools and the Education Reform

Charter schools are being touted as the free-market alternative for parents whose kids are stuck in failing institutions, especially in inner cities.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Writer and author of The Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, Robin Wright says that after weeks of protest on the streets of Iran, “for the first time in human…

from To the Point

Israel’s sharp turn to the extreme right has startled American Jews.

from Scheer Intelligence

Panelists discuss Kevin McCarthy’s failed bids to become speaker of the House, President Biden and Mitch McConnell’s joint infrastructure support, and the anniversary of the January 6…

from Left, Right & Center

In the film “Women Talking,” Mennonite women were drugged and raped by men in their community, and they’re debating whether to fight or leave.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two refugees who escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport meet for the first time since 1939, recounting stories of how they left Europe as children.

from Greater LA

How Democrats, their pro-war Republican cohorts and the media canceled the U.S. Senate campaign of ex Marine and US foreign policy official Matthew Hoh.

from Scheer Intelligence

The Rev. Madison Shockley discusses the historical, political and controversial misconceptions of the Christmas story.

from Scheer Intelligence

Panelists discuss recent mass shootings in California, Florida’s ban of a high school Advanced Placement course on African American studies, and relating to people with different…

from Left, Right & Center

Panelists discuss the Brazilian rioters who stormed government buildings, backlash towards President Biden’s border visit, and the classified documents discovered in Biden’s former…

from Left, Right & Center