On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Elliot Regenstein, partner at Foresight Law + Policy and former member of Illinois’s Early Childhood Funding Commission, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss how the Build Back Better plan would affect pre-K and child care. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber Northern covers a study that examines why students of color benefit from having teachers of the same race and ethnicity.
- Elliot’s posts on Flypaper outlining his thoughts: “The Build Back Better plan would improve both pre-K and child care,” and “Build Back Better’s risks on early childhood education are manageable and outweighed by the benefits”
- A previous Education Gadfly Show podcast episode, on which Lindsey Burke, director of the Center for Education Policy at the Heritage Foundation, makes the case against the Build Back Better plan’s early childhood provisions: “Education Gadfly Show #794: Universal pre-K seems imminent. Should we celebrate?”
- The study that Amber reviewed on the Research Minute: David Blazar, “Teachers of Color, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Student Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from the Random Assignment of Teachers to Classes,” Annenberg Institute at Brown University (December 2021).
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