Food Friday, Reading education in Wisconsin

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In this May 18, 2021, file photo, a teacher, center, and her third grade students wear face masks and are seated at proper social distancing spacing during as she conducts her class in Rye, N.Y. In response to a push for culturally responsive teaching that gained steam following last year’s police killing of George Floyd, Republican lawmakers and governors have championed legislation to limit the teaching of material that explores how race and racism influence American politics, culture and law. The measures have become law in Tennessee, Idaho and Oklahoma and bills have been introduced in over a dozen other states. Mary Altaffer/ AP Photo

Governor Evers called for $20 million in additional funds for reading education during his state of the state address this week. We talk with a literacy expert about how to best teach reading in school. We also learn how to make plant-based Chinese dishes at home.

Featured in this Show

  • Food Friday: Homestyle Chinese dishes

    From dim sum to classic takeout dishes, a cook talks with us about home style and plant-based Chinese dishes.

  • What could enhance literacy education in Wisconsin?

    Govenor Evers is looking to spend an additional $20 million in the next budget on improving Wisconsin students’ reading skills. We talk about where they’re lacking, and what could help build them up.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Maggie Zhu Guest
  • Mark Seidenberg Guest

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