Our guest today is Robert Pondiscio, on the line from New York. We spoke about education in the US, the importance of curriculum and how to improve education outcomes.
Today’s episode is co-hosted by my colleague, Sloan fellow and education expert Joe Ballou.
Robert Pondiscio is senior fellow and vice president for external affairs at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. He is also a senior advisor to Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of high-performing charter schools based in Harlem, New York. He writes and speaks extensively on education and education-reform issues, with an emphasis on literacy, curriculum, teaching, and urban education. After twenty years in journalism, including senior positions at TIME and BusinessWeek, Robert became a fifth-grade teacher at a struggling South Bronx public school in 2002. He subsequently served as vice president for the Core Knowledge Foundation.