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The Duckpin Podcast

14 EpisodesProduced by The DuckpinWebsite

Veteran podcaster and writer Brian Griffiths talks about things that matter in your life: news, politics, sports, culture. We’ll be looking at those things from a state, local, and national perspective, and we’ll be talking to the people who are making those things happen.To learn more about The Duc… read more

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Episode #1: Andy Smarick

In this inaugural episode of The Duckpin Podcast, we speak to education expert Andy Smarick about public schools in the time of the Coronavirus.

About the Episode: In this episode we discuss;

  • The impact of the coronavirus on public schools.
  • How the pandemic will affect the achievement gap between high-performing and low-performing schools.
  • How public school systems may adjust their thinking.
  • The debate around the creation of learning pods.
  • How will the pandemic impact the policy debate surrounding charter schools and school vouchers?
  • What will public education look like in the post-pandemic environment?
  • What will the impact of the pandemic be on the Kirwan Commission recommendations and funding?

About the Guest: Andy Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where his work focuses on education, civil society, and the principles of American conservatism. He was confirmed by the Maryland State Senate in March 2020 for a term on the Maryland Higher Education Commission. He has also served as an aide in the White House Domestic Policy Council of President George W. Bush, president of the Maryland State Board of Education, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, the New Jersey deputy commissioner of education, and a legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives. Smarick's work has appeared in leading news outlets like the Washington Post and The Atlantic, and he also writes for City Journal, The Bulwark, and The Dispatch. You can follow him on Twitter @smarick.

The Duckpin can be found at TheDuckpin.com. We're also @TheDuckpin on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


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