Every week or so, we publish a new 74 interview with one of America’s top educators, education experts, researchers, policy makers or advocates. You can see the full archive here
Below is a roundup of the 16 most revealing, surprising and insightful sit-downs from the past year. Consider these your longreads for the quiet New Year’s weekend.
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The former secretary of education grades himself — and sees failures on pre-k, safety, desegregation
The early education expert on why K-12 doesn’t work for kids without pre-k
The former Los Angeles superintendent on his new initiative to rethink juvenile prisons
The former governor of Florida and long-time education advocate on school choice and high standards
The Black Lives Matter leader on racial injustice and educational opportunity
The former assistant U.S. assistant education commission (under Lyndon Johnson) on race, reform and saving schools