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    • The Teacher Wars

    • A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession
    • By: Dana Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In other nations, public schools are one thread in a quilt that includes free universal child care, health care, and job training. Here, schools are the whole cloth. Today we look around the world at countries like Finland and South Korea, whose students consistently outscore Americans on standardized tests, and wonder what we are doing wrong. Dana Goldstein first asks the often-forgotten question: "How did we get here?"

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    • Makes one think

    • By Kristina Ayala on 04-07-15

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    • Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools

    • By: Dana Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
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    When Jeff Bezos announced last week that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, would create and operate a national network of Montessori preschools, few were more surprised than Montessori organizations and leaders themselves.

    "Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools" is from the September 21, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Dana Goldstein and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Nation’s First Teachers’ Strike at Charter Network Begins in Chicago

    • By: Dana Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Over 500 educators in Chicago began the nation’s first strike at a charter school network on Tuesday, shutting down 15 schools serving more than 7,000 children. Teachers for the Acero Schools network rallied at local schools to call for higher pay and smaller class sizes, among other demands.

    "Nation’s First Teachers’ Strike at Charter Network Begins in Chicago" is from the December 04, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Dana Goldstein and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Girl in the Gold Bikini

    • My Turbulent Journey Through Food and Family
    • By: Dana Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Dana Goldstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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    A lifetime of diets, denial, and bad relationship choices caused author Dana Goldstein's weight to rise and fall, and challenged her confidence. Once she was in her 40s, Dana realized that "HELL, YES!" people liked who she was, that she no longer had to listen to the hurtful words of others, and that her weight issues were tied to emotions. Join Dana on her journey through all the bad habits, culinary delights, and triumphs that tell the story of her life so far. 

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    • Good Intentions

    • By: Dana Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Bill Gates is here to change the world—will he make money doing it?

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    • Inexcusable Absences

    • By: Dana Goldstein
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Harsh truancy laws have resulted in children and parents being sent to jail for skipping school. Getting tough on truancy doesn’t help students get an education - and it unfairly attacks the poor.

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    • ‘It Really Is a Wildfire’: Teachers Go on Strike in Oklahoma and Kentucky

    • By: Dana Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky walked off the job Monday morning, shutting down school districts as they protested cuts in pay, benefits and school funding in a movement that has grown in force since igniting in West Virginia earlier this year.

    "‘It Really Is a Wildfire’: Teachers Go on Strike in Oklahoma and Kentucky" is from the April 02, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Dana Goldstein and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Teacher Walkouts Threaten Republican Grip on Conservative States

    • By: Dana Goldstein, Alexander Burns
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    CHANDLER, Ariz. — An intensifying series of red-state battles over education funding and teacher pay threatens to loosen Republicans’ grip on some of the country’s most conservative states, as educators and parents rebel against a decade of fiscal austerity that has cut deeply into public education.

    "Teacher Walkouts Threaten Republican Grip on Conservative States" is from the April 12, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Dana Goldstein and Alexander Burns and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Fed Up, Teachers in Oklahoma May Walk Next

    • By: Dana Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
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    TULSA, Okla. — When she woke up one morning last week, Tiffany Bell,a teacher at Hamilton Elementary School here, had $35 in her bank account.

    "Fed Up, Teachers in Oklahoma May Walk Next" is from the March 21, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Dana Goldstein and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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