Are You Kidding Me?

By American Enterprise Institute

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Sometimes the very strategies meant to help children have the opposite effect. Join AEI’s Naomi Schaefer Riley and Ian Rowe as they look behind the headlines at the public policies and cultural agendas driving child welfare and education. Rowe and Riley bring to light practices that will make you ask, “Are you kidding me?”

Episode Date
Abolishing the SAT won’t help minorities. Neither will abolishing the police
20:14

Ian and Naomi talk to Jason Riley, a Manhattan Institute fellow and WSJ columnist, about racial bias in standardized testing and law enforcement

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Jun 24, 2020
Lockdown is more than an inconvenience for vulnerable children
14:16

Penn State's Sarah Font joins to discuss the child abuse risks caused by lockdown orders, child welfare during COVID, and how officials can keep kids safe.

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Jun 11, 2020
Measuring adversity (and protecting kids from it)
14:40

In a time of uncertainty, Ian and Naomi share uplifting news about foster care adoption rates and how to protect children from adverse experiences

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Jun 09, 2020
Is universal child care universally beneficial?
17:46

Nobel laureate James Heckman recently made waves among early childhood advocates when he said he is not, and never was, a supporter of universal pre-K. In this episode, Katharine Stevens — a Resident Scholar at AEI specializing in early childhood development — joins Ian and Naomi for a riveting discussion on James Heckman’s research and […]

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May 27, 2020
Parenting 101
20:24

How do we promote educational opportunities for low-income children even before they start going to school? Does investing in young children really reap big benefits? Does the provision of center-based child care for families encourage low parental engagement in a child’s life? On this episode, Ian and Naomi are joined by Sarah Walzer, the CEO […]

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May 13, 2020
Creating a national summer learning program
20:12

Ian and Naomi talk with two educational reform giants on ways to salvage the learning time lost to COVID-19 and keep kids engaged through summer learning

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May 06, 2020
Getting the Incentives Right
21:48

Before the Great Depression, charitable and religious organizations almost exclusively ran the child welfare system in the US. What is the appropriate role of private institutions in the child welfare system today? How can policy redress the perverse incentives currently built into the funding model of public child welfare agencies? In this episode, Ian and […]

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May 05, 2020
Fathers, Be Good to Your Daughters
16:46

Ian and Naomi delve into varied parenting-related topics in this episode, including the role of fatherhood, prison nurseries, and rising black teen suicides

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May 05, 2020
Going Nuclear
18:56

How does family structure impact the social, educational, and economic outcomes of kids? Is the nuclear family really just a myth constructed in the 1950s? Can stable families advance the cause of social justice? On this episode of “Are You Kidding Me?” Ian and Naomi are joined by AEI Visiting Scholar and UVA sociologist W. […]

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May 04, 2020
Pandemic parenting
15:00

Ian and Naomi discuss how parents can balance caretaking with teleworking and how teachers can ensure that students' living rooms are productive classrooms.

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May 04, 2020
Moneyball for child welfare
20:40

Child pornography is both illegal and immoral, yet it continues to proliferate throughout cyberspace. Ian and Naomi discuss what, if anything, the government and private tech companies can do to stop it. Later, they discuss the potential of predictive analytics to avoid tragedies like the murder of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins. Show Notes: – Explosion of […]

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May 03, 2020
Changing the culture of adoption
21:48

Spence-Chapin CEO Kate Trambitskaya joins Ian and Naomi to discuss routes to adoption, attitudes to birth-family contact, and ways to promote fostering kids

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May 03, 2020
‘Musical Beds’ and the shortage of foster parents
21:52

Children entering the foster care system have often experienced serious trauma, but there is nothing inevitable about their life’s trajectories. In this episode, Naomi and Ian discuss what happens to youth aging out of foster care, how the child welfare system can increase the recruitment and retention of foster parents, and the difference between child […]

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May 02, 2020
Family structure isn’t everything — it’s the only thing
18:14

Ian and Naomi discuss the impact of family structure on black children's outcomes and how the Indian Child Welfare Act made a "separate but unequal" system

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May 02, 2020
Hey, Democrats — how about some power to the parents?
20:04

Ian Rowe and Naomi Schaefer Riley discuss debates over the Federal Charter Schools Program, as well as the tense relationships between communities and Child Protective Services.

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May 01, 2020
Why we offer less protection to minority kids
15:50

Hosts Ian and Naomi discuss chronic absenteeism in foster children, one judge's view on the disparate impact theory, and how IWCA aided in a child's death

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May 01, 2020
Welcome to: Are You Kidding Me?
3:08

Join Naomi Schaefer Riley and Ian Rowe as they introduce AEI's newest podcast on child welfare and education: "Are You Kidding Me?"

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Apr 30, 2020