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63 EpisodesProduced by Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelisWebsite

Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis break down what's really happening in education across the country.Share on social media with #RandomAssignment.

63 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Politics Invades Classrooms

September 16th, 2021


A teacher equates traditional expectations for students with white supremacy, emails reveal the CDC implemented stricter COVID guidelines after …

Where Is the Evidence to Mandate Masks in Schools?

August 26th, 2021


Proof that masking children in schools actually works is hard to find, a high school is allegedly forcing student athletes to wear ankle monitors, …

More Mandates, More #Schexit

August 19th, 2021


More mandates from schools give families more reason to flee government run education, a teachers union claims school choice "has a racist history," …

Teachers Unions’ New Catch-22

August 12th, 2021


The teachers unions' plan to control the system backfires as states let parents decide what's best for their kids, chaos erupts at local board …

CDC Flip Flops on School Masking Guidance

July 29th, 2021


The CDC reverses course again with new guidance on masking students in schools, teachers are receiving ‘hazard pay’ just for showing up to work in …

Nine States Say: 'No Mask, No Learning'

July 15th, 2021


States are mandating masks in schools despite new guidance, the Washington Post can't understand why Democrats and teachers unions don't want to give …

School Choice Support Just Reached An All-Time High

July 1st, 2021


Two new polls find support for school choice is increasing after a year of pandemic closures, schools are accused of wasting the billions of dollars …

Families Are Suing the State Over Lost Education

June 17th, 2021


Families sue after watching their children with special needs slide backward during school closures, the Biden administration may restore race-based …

Parents Step Up to the Mic

June 10th, 2021


School board meetings get heated as parents stand up against divisive curriculum and policies, a governor needs to check his math when it comes to …

Nation's Report Card: 22% of 12th Graders Proficient in Science

May 27th, 2021


The latest 'Nation's Report Card' reveals schools are failing students in science education, parents want their kids to repeat the lost school year, …

C-SPAN Callers Slam Teachers Union Boss on Live Television

May 20th, 2021


Viewers blast teachers union boss Randi Weingarten live on C-SPAN, a congressman discusses legislation that would ban federal funding to schools that …

Indoctrination Nation

May 13th, 2021


Parents are starting to fight back against critical race theory lessons and other forms of indoctrination in classrooms, a governor signs the biggest …

CDC & AFT: Puppet and Puppeteer

May 6th, 2021


A bombshell report reveals the CDC colluded with the AFT teachers union on school reopening guidance, Senator Tim Scott mentions school choice in the …

Schools Use COVID Relief Funds for Non-COVID Expenses

April 29th, 2021


School districts are spending millions in COVID relief money on employees, Senator Rand Paul wants to use Title I to fund students instead of …

Chicago Teachers Stay Home to Protest Reopening High Schools

April 15th, 2021


How a DC charter school is addressing kids' mental health compared to a school district right across the border in Maryland, an update on the …

School Spending: Truth and Lies

April 8th, 2021


Corey once again has to explain the truth about education spending, a big-city school board won't meet with parents despite homeless encampments on …

Has School Choice Reached Escape Velocity?

April 1st, 2021


Lockdowns lead to the unlocking of school choice programs in states across the country, Corey corrects another major newspaper for another major …

Is Homeschooling Popularity Quietly Exploding?

March 25th, 2021


A governor vetoes a school choice bill even though he sent his own kid to a private school, a big city teachers union sues their school district for …

Do Teachers Need a Degree in Education?

March 18th, 2021


A governor says teachers don't need an education degree, high school students get promoted with failing GPAs, and a satirical video mocks teachers …

The School Reopening Debate Is More About Politics Than Safety

March 11th, 2021


Congress passes a huge spending bill that includes $128 billion for K-12 schools, an embarrassing post in a private teachers union Facebook group …

Teachers Union President: In-Person School for Me But Not for Thee

March 4th, 2021


A local California teachers union president is caught on video taking  his child to in-person learning while fighting to keep public schools  closed, …

Teachers Unions Losing Their Grip on School Closure Narrative

February 25th, 2021


A new lawsuit appealed to the United States Supreme Court could remove the obstacles in place to leave teachers unions, a new study combines charter …

District School Closures Drive New Wave of School Choice in States

February 18th, 2021


Vice President Kamala Harris dodges multiple interview questions about reopening schools, federal legislation aims to create school choice for every …

Teachers Unions Are Providing Free Advertising for School Choice

February 11th, 2021


Some school districts are receiving double their annual per-student spending in federal COVID relief money, a defender of Missouri district schools …

What President Biden Means for Education

January 21st, 2021


Joe Biden is now the President of the United States. Guess how much money he says is needed to reopen K-12 schools. Also, a flurry of new school …

Have Teachers Unions Overplayed Their Hand?

January 14th, 2021


Are teachers unions about to experience the second phase of their Faustian bargain to trade schools reopening for fresh new cash? Los Angeles …

Riots at U.S. Capitol

January 7th, 2021


Would Biden have picked a more strident education secretary if he knew the Democrats would be controlling the confirmation? Also, about half of …

The Random Assignment Holiday Spectacular

December 24th, 2020


Corey and Bob count down the top K-12 education stories from this year, Joe Biden makes his pick for education secretary, and much more on the last …

Not Logging in for Class? We'll See You in Court!

December 17th, 2020


Betsy DeVos triggers a cavalcade of misleading mainstream media headlines, public schools use truancy laws to bring kids to juvenile court for the …

Why Would Giving Families a Choice 'Defund' Public Schools? 🤔

December 10th, 2020


A deep dive into one of the establishment's very favorite catchphrases: school choice is an attempt to 'defund' public schools, why the vice …

When 'Experts' Flip Flop

December 3rd, 2020


The in-person education flip-floppers, from epidemiologist Dr. Fauci to New York City Mayor de Blasio, a new must-see number-crunching study of …

Media Bias in Education

November 19th, 2020


The NBC Today Show talks about the mental health impacts school shutdowns are having on kids, New York City Mayor de Blasio surprises parents with …

Biden Packs Transition Team with Teachers Union Representatives

November 12th, 2020


Could a Biden administration Department of Education become a field office for a national teachers union? A tidal wave of school districts announces …

The Election!

November 5th, 2020


What the election could mean for education, Washington state passes a referendum mandating sex education starting in kindergarten, and the California …

How Much Do 12th Graders Know?

October 29th, 2020


The Nation’s Report Card says American 12th graders aren’t proficient at math, the Biden campaign releases a video of teachers criticizing Trump and …

Teacher "Sick Outs" Are Keeping Schools Closed

October 22nd, 2020


A new video blows apart the logic of residential school assignment, students thank teachers for not lying about being sick, and a governor proposes …

Why Did School Choice Come Up During ACB's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing?

October 15th, 2020


How school choice became part of the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing, public school districts praised for diversity accused of hiding racism …

Why Samantha Bee Is Wrong to Mock School Choice

October 8th, 2020


What Samantha Bee omits in her mockery of school choice, how Randi Weingarten accidentally endorses school choice and a blockbuster new book on our …

Do Online Classes Come with Privacy Rights? Or Are Homes Now Fair Game for Government Scrutiny?

October 1st, 2020


The Buffalo school board isn’t anti-charter — there are just too many parents picking them, why a Tennessee court struck down education savings …

Unions on Reopening Schools: Hell No

September 24th, 2020


Teachers unions oppose in-person education, while ABC News reports brick-and-mortar school closures hurt low-income students most, presidential …

Biden Says Trump 'Has Made It So Hard for Schools to Reopen Safely'

September 10th, 2020


Both Trump and Biden talk reopening while only Trump mentions choice, a  new Congressional bill would earmark 10% of federal education funding for …

The Public School Exodus -- Now With Numbers

September 3rd, 2020


Numbers pour in on the public school exodus, Trump's RNC speech cites wealthy elites who only support school choice for themselves and Betsy DeVos …

What Just Became Bipartisan in an Election Year? School Choice

August 27th, 2020


Tim Scott makes school choice appeal at RNC, a "1776" project presents a positive curriculum about America rather than negative, and a writer calls …

Districts are Reopening Schools as 'Daycares' and Charging Families Twice

August 20th, 2020


The U.S. Attorney General on school choice, districts closed for teaching charge for 'daycare' and new data prove a correlation between politics and …

Should Truancy Be a Crime? Kamala Harris Runs for VP

August 13th, 2020


Ten years ago Kamala Harris explained why truancy should be a crime,  School reopening policies curiously correspond to political views, a NJ …

Safe Enough For Daycare -- Too Risky For Teaching

August 6th, 2020


Are public schools too dangerous for teaching, but not too dangerous for daycare? Rand Paul introduces major federal school choice legislation. And …

Teachers Unions Do the 'Safety Dance'

July 30th, 2020


Teachers unions do the Safety Dance to ask for everything, Biden criticizes CDC guidelines while praising scientists, and local news stations …

Attack of the Pandemic Pods!

July 23rd, 2020


Pandemic pods may revolutionize education, unions sue to keep schools closed, and Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan says how “white liberal” …

The Great Reopening Debate

July 16th, 2020


Feds, states, unions, parents all clash over school reopening plans, Trump promotes school choice in the Rose Garden and the charter alliance flips …

How about a STUDENT-Oriented Department of Education?

July 9th, 2020


Corey and Bob discuss Joe Biden's pledge of loyalty to teachers unions, whether schools should be funded by the federal government if they won't even …

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling a HUGE Win for Educational Freedom

July 2nd, 2020


The Supreme Court says discrimination against religious schools can no longer posture as "separation of church and state," and a swirling trifecta of …

Twitter Explodes in School Choice War

June 25th, 2020


Corey and Bob break down a crazy Twitter war over school choice that all started because of a malicious Diane Ravitch piece. A lot of people weighed …

A Zip Code Shouldn't Determine Your Future

June 18th, 2020


Politicians suddenly start talking about school choice, education spending and futures not limited by zip codes, plus police get criticized while …

But What about Inflation?

June 11th, 2020


In this episode of Random Assignment, Corey and Bob discuss how the arguments about police unions sound a whole lot like teachers unions,  why …

Schools Are Cutting Ties with Police

June 4th, 2020


Following the death of George Floyd, schools are considering severing ties with police and dialing back security in their buildings. Is this the best …

Are We in the Midst of a Quiet Education Revolution?

May 28th, 2020


What if 20% of teachers never come back?

Also... the Chicago Teachers Union sues to be released from IEP updates for special needs students, the Tennessee education savings account law survives more attacks to fight …

Why Don't We "Fully Fund" Students Instead of Systems?🤔

May 21st, 2020


Corey appears with John Stossel, Bob explains #FullyFundedSchoolChoice and every teacher in Indiana becomes “Teacher of the Year.”

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More Than One Virus Affecting American Education

May 14th, 2020


On this week's episode of Random Assignment, Corey and Bob discuss the melt down over Rand Paul questioning Dr. Fauci, if Catholic schools should be …

HYPOCRITES Attack School Choice

May 7th, 2020


Corey and Bob talk about Tennessee's current school choice battle, virtual education failures, bloated pensions, COVID-19 funding for private …

Government School Monopolists Are Freaking Out

April 30th, 2020


Millions of families are figuring out that homeschooling can work better than government schooling - and the monopoly is freaking out.

Corey and Bob …

Harvard's Atrocious Attack on Homeschooling

April 23rd, 2020


Corey and Bob reveal a horrible hit piece on homeschooling published not by a blogger with a tin foil hat, but by Harvard magazine. They also discuss …

The Launch of #RandomAssignment with Bob and Corey

April 16th, 2020


#RandomAssignment is a new education policy podcast, produced as a collaboration between the Reason Foundation and Choice Media. In this, the …

Random Assignment Podcast Trailer

April 15th, 2020


Bob Bowdon and Corey DeAngelis break down what's really happening in education across the country. The inaugural broadcast of #RandomAssignment will …

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