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Students Want To Be At Education Reform Table

Two students — one in high school, the other, a recent graduate — talk to host Michel Martin about what's working and what needs to be fixed at their schools. Nikhil Goyal is a 17-year-old student at Syosset High School in New York, and Shakira Lockett is a student at Miami-Dade College.
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Arne Duncan: Need To Address The Opportunity Gap

Tell Me More is broadcasting from Miami, Florida for a special Twitter Education Forum. To kick off the program, host Michel Martin speaks with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about some of the initiatives he supports and whether he thinks America's schools are broken.
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Former 'No Child' Supporter Says It's A Failure

Education historian Diane Ravitch served as Assistant Secretary of Education under George H.W. Bush. She later advocated No Child Left Behind's strict testing standards and expansion of charter schools. But, Ravitch now says those initiatives have failed, and the real enemy of schools is poverty. Professor Ravitch talks to host Michel Martin.
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Margaret Spellings: Too Many Still 'Left Behind'

For a different point of view on education reform, host Michel Martin speaks with former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. She served under President George W. Bush, and is critical of some of the Obama administration's education policies.
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Wells Fargo Sued Over Bad Mortgage Investements

The U.S. Attorney's office in New York alleges the bank approved hundreds of millions of dollars in bad housing loans during the 10-year period leading up to the financial crisis. Wells Fargo insists it complied with all federal regulations and it said it would vigorously contest the charges.
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Tale Of The Tape: Senate Showdown In Indiana

Republicans hoping to pick up enough seats next month to win control of the U.S. Senate placed their bets on Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Now Mourdock is locked in a close race with House Democrat Joe Donnelly.
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Democrats Sense An Opening In Indiana

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly holds a slim polling lead over Republican Richard Mourdock in a state no one expected to go Democratic this year. The question is whether GOP voters who have been reluctant to support Mourdock — who knocked out six-term Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary — will come home in the end
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California's Gas Prices Begin To Stabilize

Motorists should be seeing some relief from the recent record spike in gas prices. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded hit $4.67, according to AAA. That price hike sent elected officials scrambling. Some are calling for a federal investigation, while others are taking emergency steps to increase supply.

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