‘A Conversation with Nancy E. Bailey’ an education activist and a former special education teacher. Her book 'Misguided Education Reform: Debating the Impact on Students' argues for reforms that will help, not hurt, America’s public school students. Early childhood education, testing, reading, special education, discipline, loss of the arts, and school facilities, are all areas experiencing reform in the wrong direction. This book says “NO” to the reforms that fail, and challenges Americans to address the real student needs that will fix public schools and make America strong. On the show this week we will be discussing with Nancy her views on education reform, the effects of high stakes testing on students and teachers, the trouble with testing and common core standards, the abandoned commitment to special education and her plea to return childhood to our children. Join us!