Questions of Constitutional protection, Debating keeping homework

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We talk with a Constitutional scholar about what it means, exactly, that our country’s founding document is a safeguard for our liberty. And an academic in pedagogy joins us to discuss the future — if any — of homework in schools.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Eric Kasper Guest
  • Denise Pope Guest