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TLI: Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock and Revision History

11.14.12 | Bob Price

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks how history is being re-written to appease political correctness.

TLI: Parents and Sports Sectionals – Oh, Behave Now!

11.01.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the importance of appropriate behavior and setting a positive example for the athletes and fans.

TLI: Serious Consequences of Absenteeism

10.25.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute and Cecil talk about the results of a new study done in the state of Georgia that shows alarming differences in graduation rates based on regular school attendance.

TLI: The Republican Party-Romney Campaign Positions on K-12 Education

10.05.12 | Cecil Van Houten

In the second of a two-part series, Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the positions of the Republican Party and Mitt Romney’s campaign regarding K-12 education including incentives, pay raises, reallocation of funds, budget cuts and other issues facing ...

TLI: Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand Regarding Education Issues?

09.27.12 | Cecil Van Houten

In a two-part series, Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the positions regarding K-12 education being put forth by the Presidential candidates. In the first part, the policies and proposals of President Obama are discussed. Next week’s segment will ...

TLI: The Aftermath of the Chicago Teacher's Strike

09.20.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the implications of the recently-ended Chicago teacher's strike; the impact on children's education, the question of who's going to pay for the 17% raise the teachers received, school closings and future layoffs. ...

TLI: Is Handwriting Becoming A Lost Art?

09.13.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the de-emphasis being put on learning cursive handwriting in elementary schools. What schools are doing, alternative teaching strategies and the outcome for students as they progress through school into college are ...

TLI: The Changing Role of Substitute Teachers

09.06.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute talks with Cecil about the changing roles and responsibilities of substitute teachers, including the recent direction some schools are taking to not hire them and approach the situation with other resources. Learn more: www.te...

TLI: Back to School Tips

08.30.12 | Cecil Van Houten

With schools starting in the next few days, Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching & Learning Institute and Cecil talk about back-to-school topics including supplies and clothing, school breakfast and lunches and parental involvement.

TLI: Everything's Bigger in Texas - But Really?

08.23.12 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Ralph Kerr of the Teaching and Learning Institute and Cecil discuss the new $60 million football stadium in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Allen. While this was a voter-approved bond measure, what are the pros and cons of investing so much in a facility for sports while teachers are being laid ...

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