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Harvard EdCast: Straight-Talking Education

By Matt Weber

Rick HessAn educator, political scientist, and author, Frederick “Rick” Hess, Ed.M.’90, studies K-12 and higher education issues including urban education, accountability, charter schooling and school vouchers, teacher licensure, local governance, and school finance. On January 29, Hess was one of several panelists discussing their visions of the future of education at the Askwith Forum, “The Futures of School Reform.”

In this , Hess, resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the forthcoming Cage-Busting Leadership, reflects on his personal story of learning and his role in the movement.


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The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.

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