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    Teach The Children Well

    This hour, as part of KERA’s American Graduate series, we’ll talk about how at least trying to see the world through children’s eyes can inform the way we teach them with Erika Christakis. Her new book is called “The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups.”

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    You Are Not Your Alma Mater

    The culture tells us that to be successful in life, you have to go to a prestigious university. This myth has led to an explosion in test prep classes, stress among young people and an overvaluation of rankings and numbers, says New York Times columnist Frank Bruni. This hour, we’ll talk with Bruni about his new book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania”.

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    Social Studies Revised

    This hour, we’ll talk about questions over the way proposed social studies textbooks in Texas may teach culture and religion with a pair of SMU professors who testified about the books before the State Board of Education – Kathleen Wellman of the history department and David Brockman, who teaches religious studies.

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    School Daze

    We’ll talk this hour about how we can better serve our teachers with Dana Goldstein. She writes about the past, present and future of education in The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession.