This morning, President-elect Barack Obama announced his choice of Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan as his Education secretary. We talk with two education experts about the pick in the first half hour. In the second half hour, we talk with Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. President-elect Barack Obama’s platform calls for a “Craigslist for service” that would “leverage technology to increase awareness of and participation in service opportunities.” Newmark joins us to share his vision for using technology to expand civic engagement.
Martin West, assistant professor of education at Brown University and an executive editor of Education Next, a scholarly journal published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (first half hour)
Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.org (second half hour)
Bruce Fuller, professor of education and public policy at UC Berkeley and director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), an independent policy research center based at UC Berkeley and Stanford University (first half hour)