FL News Podcasts

TLI: Looking for a Teaching Job?

10.27.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the new Money magazine report indicating that there will be over 2 million jobs for teachers in the next few years. Find out what areas of study and areas of the country are the hottest.

TLI: Negotiating with the Teacher's Union

10.20.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss recent negotiations between one of the largest unions in NYS and what the implications are for future negotiations with the teacher's unions.

TLI: Last In, First Out

10.06.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the policy of “last in, first out” in New York and Pennsylvania, which often allows teachers with more tenure to remain when budgets need to be cut, even though their performance may be substandard compared with newer teachers who are hired and who are the first to ...

TLI: Why Taking the SAT Matters

09.29.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the SAT exam which is being administered this Saturday; its importance and how to prepare for it.

TLI: Should Teachers Grade Their Own Students' Exams?

09.22.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Topic: Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the surprising results of a poll conducted among school board members by the New York State School Board Association about whether or not teachers should grade their own students’ assessment exams. The question arose from instances in the past year of some ...

TLI: Helping Parents Defend Their Rights

09.15.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss a new resource available to parents who want to be informed on the latest trends in education and how to protect their rights and those of their students. The new resource is a website: www.truetolerance.org.

TLI: A Decade Later - The Impact of 9/11 on Public Education

09.08.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the impact 9/11 has had on public education including changes in social studies programs, multiculturalism and the Biblical directive to maintain a Christian viewpoint toward it all.

TLI: Budget Cuts Increasingly Painful

09.01.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the deepening cuts in school budgets and the growing impact they are having including employee layoffs, increased class size, additional fees for extracurricular activities, etc.

TLI: Back to School

08.25.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss back to school routines for students K-12 and their families, including completing homework, chores, bed times, morning and after-school routines, etc.

TLI: Kids Who Use Facebook Do Worse In School

08.11.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss how heavy use of Facebook has a negative effect on student performance in school.

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