On this week’s Education Gadfly Show podcast, Robert Pondiscio, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and senior visiting fellow here at Fordham, discusses his wariness about social-emotional learning but rebuts the claim that it’s a “Trojan horse” for critical race theory. Then, on the Research Minute, Amber Northern reviews a study on how well teachers understand their pension plans.
- Robert’s piece on SEL: “No, social and emotional learning is not a “Trojan horse” for CRT.”
- Nathanial Grossman’s piece: “Schools have no choice but to teach social and emotional skills.”
- Fordham’s parent survey: How to Sell SEL: Parents and the Politics of Social-Emotional Learning.
- The study that Amber reviewed on the Research Minute: Dillon Fuchsman, Josh B. McGee, and Gema Zamarro, Teachers’ Knowledge and Preparedness for Retirement: Results from a Nationally Representative Teacher Survey, Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research Working Paper (January 20, 2022).
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