One of Connecticut’s unhealthy “steady habits” is the achievement gap between wealthy, suburban schools and their counterparts in the cities. It’s among the worst in the nation, but the governor and legislature remain at odds on major structural changes to address the challenge externally.

State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona tells host John Dankosky he hopes to break that habit from the inside — and get more students ready to fill the jobs that companies in the state are creating.

John is CT Mirror's Director of Events. A well-known and highly-regarded radio personality and moderator, he divides his time between CT Mirror — where he heads up our events program and serves as a multi-platform consultant — and the NPR / PRI program Science Friday. Previously, John was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR’s news roundtable program. His 25 years in public media also include serving as vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, host of WNPR’s Where We Live, and regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He was twice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.