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Thomas B. Fordham Institute
The Education Gadfly Show
For more than 15 years, the Fordham Institute has been hosting a weekly podcast, The Education Gadfly Show. Each week, you’ll get lively, entertaining discussions of recent education news, usually featuring Fordham’s Mike Petrilli and David Griffith. Then the wise Amber Northern will recap a recent research study. For questions or comments on the podcast, contact its producer, Pedro Enamorado.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 36 ratings
Great podcast
If you care about education issues, there’s not a better, quicker regular podcast.
Smart and timely via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/15
NYC Ed Fan
Please keep the show on the air! I enjoy it every week. Pardon the Gadfly and Amber's Research minute should be retitled "Pardon how amazing this segment is" and "Amber rocks David's world" (I'm David). All joking aside, I appreciate the mixture of insights and humor - keep the good times...Read full review »
The Funion Knight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/12
Very empowering!
I started listening to this podcast about a year ago and it has been extremely helpful for coming up to speed on US education policy and current events. Very useful for parents that want to advocate for public education in their state.
TX parent via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/12
Recent Episodes
On this week’s podcast, Brandon Wright, Fordham’s editorial director and coauthor of Failing Our Brightest Kids, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent move to destroy gifted education in New York City. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines the...
Published 10/13/21
On this week’s podcast, education writer Richard Whitmire joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss how boys’ education failure starts in the earliest grades. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines districts’ plans for remote learning during the pandemic.
Published 10/07/21
 On this week’s podcast, Scott Imberman, professor at Michigan State University, joins Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss the new study he conducted for Fordham exploring the inequitable outcomes for early high achievers in Ohio. On the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines how...
Published 09/30/21
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