#794 Scientific literacy and how to get there (Education)

Today we hear what works and what doesn't when it comes to teaching kids in school. We also hear about the importance of scientific literacy and what's holding so many of us back from having it.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and Educational Data - Ethan Young - Air Date: 11-7-13

Ch. 3: Song 1: Mr. Roboto - Styx: Greatest Hits

Ch. 4: Act 2: Standardized Annual Testing Isn't Working - Schooled (from @slate) - Air Date: 11-1-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Let's Stick Together - An Introduction to Wilbert Harrison

Ch. 6: Act 3: Crazy Stuff Kids Learn in Louisiana Schools - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-10-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Galileo - Expose Yourself: The Singles Collection 1977-1991

Ch. 8: Act 4: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe - @BillMoyers - Air Date: 1-17-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Come Undone - Duran Duran [The Wedding Album]

Ch. 10: Act 5: National Science Foundation: Science Hard - @TheOnion

Ch. 11: Song 5: Too Hard - Leavin' On a Jet Plane / Too Hard - Single

Ch. 12: Act 6: Producing The Smartest Kids In The World - Schooled (from @slate) - Air Date: 11-1-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: Training Montage - The Rocky Story

Ch. 14: Act 7: Is Higher Education Even Worth It? | Defaults Skyrocket - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-06-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Opportunity - See the Sun

Ch. 16: Act 8: Finding the money to fund higher education for all - @jimhightower - Air Date: 8-8-13

Ch. 17: Song 8: Free Education (feat. Treez & Young DJ) - Unconditional

Ch. 18: Act 9: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy - @BillMoyers - Air Date: 1-24-14


Ch. 19: Thoughts on 'queer' - David in Austin, TX

Ch. 20: Reproductive rights discussion needs more focus on personhood - Colin from Nebraska

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 21: Final comments on why 'reproductive rights' is about more than just abortion

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-02-17 19:17:03 -0500
    Great Show. My wife is a retired teacher and was hard pressed to find something she did not wholeheartedly agree with! Keep it up Jay.
  • commented 2014-02-01 18:58:36 -0500
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an intellectual beast!