Ohio's Charter School Oversights

Jul 23, 2014


Last Tuesday, a group of four former Horizon teachers testified for the State Board of Education. Accusations included manipulated attendance records, inappropriate sexual behavior and improper state test handling.  Charter schools have more leeway to innovate, but critics worry they aren't being held accountable. We'll examine the issue this hour.


Math Anxiety: Origins and Remedies

Jun 2, 2014

11 am

One is the loneliest number. Two's company. That's about as much math as some people can handle before they start sweating. At a time when the US is trying to increase math competency, numerical anxieties are hampering our efforts. We'll learn what causes math phobias, and how relating math to real life might be the key to appreciating it.


Sharia Law and Modern Muslims

May 13, 2014

10:00 The world is reeling from news of the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The group claims strict adherence to Sharia law. But Sharia is not a codified set of principles, and not an incitement to terrorism. This hour we'll learn how modern Muslims incorporate Sharia into their lives. Guests

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman

May 1, 2014

10:00 Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman recently said the greatest threat facing the city was failure to prepare children for the future. This hour he'll join us for a discussion of a new cabinet-level education position, and his plans to improve schools . We'll also talk about the zoo levy and the latest on the development of downtown Columbus. Guest

  • Michael Coleman, mayor of Columbus

10:00 Most seventh-graders don't have a career path mapped out, but Governor Kasich has proposed a plan to let students as young as 12 start vocational training and explore their options. This hour, we'll discuss Kasich's proposal, and talk about the skills gap facing the state. We'll also look at how vocational ed, now called career technical ed, started and where it's headed in the 21st century. Guests

High School Mentorship and Dropout Rates

Feb 27, 2014

10:00 In his latest State of the State address, Ohio Governor John Kasich spent 20 minutes on education. He proposed a mentorship program whose aim is to bring community members and students together to improve dropout rates. This hour we'll talk about the latest data on mentorship, and learn the successes and challenges of some Ohio programs.


10:00 Ohio State recently named its 15th president, Dr. Michael Drake, who currently serves as chancellor of University of California Irvine. This hour we'll talk about the challenges facing Drake and other presidents of large public universities. Guests

  • Collin Binkley, Higher Education Reporter at The Columbus Dispatch
  • Muriel Howard, President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Jack Stripling, Senior Reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Job Creation and Higher Ed

Jan 28, 2014

10:00 Time was when a high school education could get an Ohioan a pretty good job in a factory, or working in a mine. But some point to the new "knowledge economy" as a sign we need to invest more in colleges and universities. Ohio's job creation numbers are some of the lowest in the nation, and this hour we'll discuss the link between jobs and higher ed. Guests

Columbus City School Levy Follow-Up

Nov 6, 2013

10:00 The Columbus City Schools levy went down hard yesterday, with nearly 70 percent of the voters rejecting the proposed property tax increase. This hour, we look at how the election results will affect Columbus City Schools. Guests