FL News Podcasts

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.

TLI: It's Back to School Time!

08.04.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil talk about making 'back to school' plans and how to be smart and prudent in what you buy for your kids and how much you spend.

TLI: We Appreciate Your Help, But...

07.28.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil talk about the good intentions of parents who want to support their schools with booster club activities but how they often don’t take the time to check with the school on limitations that might come into play, like federal Title IX regulations.

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