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Common Core: A Decade of Making American Education (even) Worse
Posted: Thu. June 13, 2019, 1:13pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children appears on Real Talk with Riggin on KZIM/KSIM radio in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Alger discusses the failures of the US Department of Education and the Common Core curriculum which was implemented ten years ago.

Recorded: Thu. June 13, 2019
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio

“Common Core Turns Ten” Research Fellow Vicki Alger appears on the Rod Arquette Radio Show
Posted: Wed. June 12, 2019, 4:54pm PT

It's the ten year anniversary of Common Core. Are children better off as a result of this government intervention in education? Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children talks with guest host Jason Chaffetz, retired US Representative from Utah, about the record of Common Core and the US Department of Education.

Recorded: Tue. June 11, 2019
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio

Senior Fellow Ivan Eland on C-SPAN Discusses the History of Executive Power
Posted: Tue. June 11, 2019, 11:12am PT

Ivan Eland talks about his book, War and the Rogue Presidency: Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure, about the executive branch’s expanding role in defense and foreign policy.

Recorded: Tue. May 28, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television

“Student Loan Debt” Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder appears on the Lars Larson radio show
Posted: Mon. June 10, 2019, 3:48pm PT

Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise appears on the Lars Larson radio show to talk about college student loan debt. Vedder says colleges and universities should have "skin in the game" and be responsible for a portion of defaulted student loans. He offers other ways in which college can be made more affordable and efficient.

Recorded: Fri. June 7, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Radio

“Millennials and Free Markets” Research Fellow Vicki Alger appears on the Andy Caldwell radio show
Posted: Thu. May 23, 2019, 4:37pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children, appeared on the Andy Caldwell radio show on KUHL in Santa Maria, CA. Alger talks about private philanthropy and entrepreneurship as promising approaches to addressing numerous issues facing younger people in America.

Recorded: Thu. May 23, 2019
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio

“Iran and the Rogue Presidency” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on WLS radio in Chicago
Posted: Tue. May 21, 2019, 4:02pm PT

Author of War and the Rogue Presidency, Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland is interviewed on the John Howell show on Chicago's WLS radio. Eland discusses the developing conflict with Iran and whether President Trump is listening to advisors such as John Bolton in order to move closer to war with Iran.

Recorded: Tue. May 21, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

“Iran and Iraq and the Threat of War” Ivan Eland appears on the Lars Larson radio show
Posted: Fri. May 17, 2019, 11:09am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency appears on the Lars Larson radio show.
The US is pulling all non essential staff from Iraq but China is the real threat if any to the US, not the Middle East, says Eland. Trump is less hawkish than Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, he adds.

Recorded: Thu. May 16, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

The Failure of Federal Higher Education: “The Morrill Land-Grant Act: Fact and Mythology”
Posted: Tue. May 14, 2019, 4:51pm PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder (Professor Emeritus of Economics, Ohio University) speaks at the conference, “Putting the Ivory Tower Together Again: Identifying and Fixing the Faults,” sponsored by the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, February 12, 2019.

Dr. Vedder is the author of the new Independent book, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, and at this event he was speaking regarding his chapter, “The Morrill Land-Grant Act: Fact and Mythology,” in the recent Cato book, Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes for, America’s Broken Ivory Tower, edited by Todd J. Zywicki and Neal P. McCluskey.

Recorded: Tue. April 9, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Other Event