July
30th 2009
Terry Moe Touts Power of Technology to Transform Politics of Education

Posted under Education Politics & Independence Institute & Innovation and Reform & Online Schools & Public Charter Schools & School Choice & Teachers

Whether you’re an education policy junkie or a concerned parent or citizen who is new to the reform debate or anyone in between, you will find some insightful and provocative arguments in the new book co-authored by Drs. Terry Moe and John Chubb titled Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education.

What’s most interesting about the book is that Moe and Chubb go beyond highlighting how technology can transform the delivery of instruction in schools. They argue that technology also holds the potential to transform the politics of education by weakening the ability most especially of teachers unions to block promising, student-friendly reforms.

My Education Policy Center friend Ben DeGrow got the opportunity this week to interview Dr. Moe about his new book for an iVoices podcast (click on the play button to listen):

The interview is almost 20 minutes long, but I think it will give you a good taste for what the book is about. Enjoy! In case you wondered, I have written before about the work of Terry Moe here and here (eerily, written exactly one year ago today).

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  1. Ed is Watching » Colorado Cyberschool Students Tell What It’s Like To Go To School Online on 16 Nov 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    [...] I’ve introduced you to insights on the transformative power of online education through a podcast interview with Dr. Terry Moe, and helped give you a better glimpse of this fast-growing type of education with local cyberschool [...]

  2. Ed is Watching » Disrupting Class Means Future Change for School System, Teacher Unions on 05 Jan 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    [...] Interestingly, McLeod’s message is very similar to the one I shared with you from Dr. Terry Moe’s iVoices podcast interview last summer. His book Liberating Learning — co-authored with John Chubb — is another [...]

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