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Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of National Education Association, on What Schools Really Need

Lily Eskelsen Garcia is a former school lunch lady who went on to become Utah's Teacher of the Year. Today she's president of the National Education Association, America's largest labor union, which represents nearly 3 million teachers. She's a vocal critic of standardized testing and the Obama administration. Garcia joins us to talk about the state of America's education system and what changes she would like to see in today's classrooms.

We Need to 'Revolutionize' How We Teach Math Says Stanford's Jo Boaler

Math: For many it's hard to learn and hard to teach. But is it an inherently challenging subject or are we making it more difficult than it needs to be? In her new book "Mathematical Mindsets," Stanford professor Jo Boaler calls on educators to adopt new tools and techniques that make learning math less of a chore for students.