Aug 8 2014

Stephen Pimpare on Paul Ryan, Alyssa Hadley Dunn on Campbell Brown

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This week on CounterSpin: Republican Congressman Paul Ryan is back with yet one more plan to fight poverty. And, as usual the national media are giving him plenty of attention. But is there anything new here? And what are the broad lessons—and problems—with the poverty discussions that Ryan inspires? We’ll ask poverty researcher and author Stephen Pimpare.

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Also this week: Forcampbellbrown-colbertmer CNN anchor Campbell Brown is making the media rounds with a new corporate education reform group that targets teachers as the problem with public schools. But like other such reformers, Brown has no background in education, and often gets her facts wrong. Michigan State University education professor Alyssa Hadley Dunn with join us with a fact-check.

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–“The Three False Premises of the Ryan Poverty Plan,” by Stephen Pimpare (Talk Poverty, 7/30/14)

-“Fact-Checking Campbell Brown on Education: What She Said, What Research Really Shows,” byAlyssa Hadley Dunn (CommonDreams, 8/4/14)