American Gladiator: Joel vs. Rudy
*Joel sums up his job with a song: "Give a little, take a little, let your poor heart break a little…"
* Joel identifies leadership and attracting new and different teachers into teaching as his top two improvement initiatives. He questions whether the principal should primarily be an instructional leader. Rudy disagrees, saying, "the core of this business is how children learn."
* Joel and Rudy spar on the role of charter schools in urban ed reform.
Definitely worth a listen.