October 31, 2014 – Should discussing the motivation behind terrorist attacks be considered the same as justifying them? This episode of the weekly podcast covers how often debate is shut down by conflating the two, […]
October 13, 2014 – This episode is a follow-up to a discussion we’ve had recently on the topic of independence. More autonomy given to smaller units of government gives the people a better chance of […]
October 10, 2014 – Are government reports and officials’ talking points about the state of the economy designed to reveal or conceal? The unemployment rate is said to have dropped to 5.9 percent, but the […]
October 4, 2014 – During an interview with 60 Minutes last week, President Barack Obama said that we are “the indispensable nation,” explaining that the United States must take the lead in Syria bombings […]
September 30, 2014 – Today we discuss Common Core. Common Core is a federal educational initiative that sets specific requirements for what K-12 students should know in English and math at the end of each grade, and includes rigorous standardized testing of these students. These requirements are becoming very unpopular and have been shown to be ineffective.
Standardized testing is not the best way to measure understanding of a subject for all students. Students learn in different ways, and the stress and pressure of a standardized test can do more harm than good.
Also, the initiative has a heavy focus on English and math, and is lacking in science, social studies, physical education and the arts.
A school district in Colorado recently voted to opt most students out of Common Core’s standardized testing. The school district superintendent Nicholas Gledich explained said the district is looking for flexibility because quote “one size does not fit all.”
And the recent cheating scandal in Alabama highlights what’s wrong with standardized testing and No Child Left Behind.
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September 28, 2014 – Another bombing campaign launched by Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama, of course without a declaration of war. Syria is the seventh mostly-Islamic country that Obama has bombed in his six […]
September 22, 2014 – Switzerland is holding a referendum on November 30 to demand the repatriation of the country’s gold and mandate the Swiss National Bank to maintain 20 percent of its total assets in […]
September 5, 2014 – This edition of the weekly podcast examines how Obama Administration officials call the Islamic State the biggest threat our nation has ever encountered and that ISIS is a cancer. It doesn’t […]
Our country’s immigration problem has been exacerbated with the recent flood of children pouring over our southern border. Tens of thousands of children are being sent here, and now our government is trying to figure […]