FL News Podcasts

TLI: 2011 School Board and Budget Voting

05.19.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr discusses the outcomes of the statewide school board elections and the local school budget votes.

TLI: Problems in Buffalo

05.12.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the current situation in the Buffalo Public Schools where there is a contentious relationship between the teacher's union and the administration regarding teacher cuts.

TLI: School Board Elections & Budget Votes in New York

05.05.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the upcoming school board elections in NY state, the budget vote and questions you can ask your local candidates.

TLI: Eggless in Seattle

04.28.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the recent controversy over spring spheres in the Seattle public schools and look at the problems that occurred when Earth Day fell on the same date on the calendar as Good Friday.

TLI: The Hidden Cost Problem of Cutting Budgets

04.21.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the “hidden costs” inside every school district and how addressing the better-known budget issues is only part of the conversation.

TLI: PA State Budget and Its Impact on Education

04.14.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the 2011 Pennsylvania state budget proposed by Gov. Corbett and its implications on education in the state.

TLI: The NY State Budget Is Set

03.31.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the New York state budget, which was agreed to over the weekend by the Governor and Legislature. They look at its impact on local school district spending and budgets.

TLI: Are Teacher Salaries High Enough?

03.24.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss a recent New York Times editorial that proposes teachers aren't being paid enough. They discuss the history of teacher's unions and the current debate on performance vs. seniority.

TLI: Stop the Spending Now!

03.17.11 | Cecil Van Houten

While everyone from the President and Education Secretary to local school districts say we should spend more, Dr. Kerr contends the time to bring spending under control is now.

TLI: Controlling Superintendent Salaries

03.10.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr discusses the issue of salaries for school superintendents; how they've risen to present levels and what can be done to maintain good administrators while containing costs.

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