A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 4-28-2017

04-28-2017

Topic: Misconceptions about public education

Guest: Steven Singer, teacher, Steel Valley Middle School, Munhall, and author of the Gadfly on the Wall Blog

How Discussed: Politicians criticize American public schools for spending too much money and not educating students adequately. How is public school funding determined? What is the current high school graduation rate and how does it stack up to other industrialized countries? What problems do urban school systems face and how do public school teachers deal with them?

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