Rabble-rousing education reformer Former Secretary of Education Chester Finn discusses why he no longer supports No Child Left Behind, and looks at the challenges of reforming the U.S. educational system.9:06 a.m.
Chester Finn: President of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. He served as secretary of education under President Reagan.
From field to table Tainted produce, environmental concerns, and rising energy costs are helping feed a growing interest in local food and small farms. Midmorning speaks with two farmers who are trying to change the way we look at food and agriculture.10:06 a.m.
Will Allen: CEO of the urban farming organization Growing Power.
Audrey Arner: Operates Moonstone Farm in western Minnesota. She's also on the steering committee for the Land Stewardship Project's Farm Beginnings program.