FL News Podcasts

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.

TLI: What to Do About School Budget Shortfalls

03.03.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the problems of budget shortfalls and how local school boards must exercise responsibility for controlling costs especially in light of collective bargaining and state/federal budget cutbacks.

TLI: Preparing Students for a Career Not College

02.24.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the need for public schools to adequately address the needs of students who may not be going to college - helping them prepare for a career.

TLI: Webinars for Potential School Board Candidates

02.17.11 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the upcoming TLI-sponsored webinars for people interesting in learning more about how to become a part of their local school board.

TLI: Waiting for Superman

02.10.11 | Cecil Van Houten

The documentary examines public education through the stories of real-life students and their families and the efforts of educators who are working to find viable solutions to the problems facing today’s public schools.

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