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Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of The Right to Bear Arms, appears on The Lars Larson radio show
Posted: Thu. May 27, 2021, 9:21am PT

Do US citizens have the right to bear arms outside of their home? Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of The Right to Bear Arms talks about the original meaning of the Second Amendment and the upcoming US Supreme Court case that may clarify the right to bear arms outside of one's home.

Recorded: Tue. May 25, 2021
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio

“California Math Curriculum is Prejudiced Against Gifted Students” Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on SiriusXM radio's Stacy on the Right show.
Posted: Wed. May 26, 2021, 12:49pm PT

In the one-party state of California, educators are attempting to reject the idea that anyone is gifted in math, and make the goal in math social justice, not right answers or wrong answers. Competing with other students from other states and countries, Californians will be woke, but far behind in math.

Recorded: Tue. May 25, 2021
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Radio

“California Math Is Racist?” Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on One America News Network
Posted: Tue. May 25, 2021, 11:42am PT

California's public schools are considering the prohibition of advanced math classes for students until the 11th grade. Independent institute Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson Evers says this is worrisome because other countries are teaching advanced math classes to much younger children.

Recorded: Fri. May 21, 2021
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: TV Appearance

California Public Schools Cancel Advanced Math Class | Senior Fellow Williamson Evers on Newsmax TV
Posted: Tue. May 25, 2021, 11:39am PT

In the name of equity, California public schools are cancelling advanced math classes until 11th grade. Independent Institute Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson M. Evers, Director of Independent's Center on Education Excellence, says that California is cancelling merit in the name of identity politics is unfortunate for gifted students who may not be able to get into selective colleges. Dr. Evers also critically examines how the American Federation of Teachers union has been giving the CDC guidance as to when to reopen schools.

Recorded: Thu. May 20, 2021
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: TV Appearance

Senior Fellow James Tooley, author of Really Good Schools appears on the John Batchelor Radio Show
Posted: Mon. May 24, 2021, 5:33pm PT

High-caliber, low-cost schools are in demand in some of the poorest areas of the world. These schools are outperforming government schools and are organized by entrepreneurs and parents. Senior Fellow James Tooley speaks with John Batchelor about his new book Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education and why this revolution may be coming to America.

Recorded: Fri. May 21, 2021
Experts: James Tooley
Type: Radio

“California Leftists Try to Cancel Advanced Math Classes” Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on the Mitch Albom show on WJR radio. (MI)
Posted: Mon. May 24, 2021, 3:55pm PT

Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers discusses his recent Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal titled "California Leftists Try to Cancel Math Class" with author and journalist Mitch Albom. Evers discusses the plan to not allow advanced math classes for California students until the 11th grade.

Recorded: Mon. May 24, 2021
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Radio

Young Americans and the Delusional Appeal of Socialism
Posted: Fri. May 21, 2021, 10:26am PT

Surveys claim that younger Americans favor socialism far more than preceding generations. What accounts for this fatal attraction and how can we reverse it? What role does social media—which young people remain glued to—have in this apparent leftward trend? On the other hand, what potential does social media have for generating greater appreciation for liberty and enterprise? In this compelling Lighthouse Briefing, Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker addresses these questions and more with Chloe Anagnos and Jonathan Hofer—two young, Independent Institute staffers who are careful observers of their own generation (“Millennial” and “Gen Z”).

Recorded: Fri. April 23, 2021
Experts: Chloe Anagnos, Jonathan Hofer, Graham H. Walker
Type: Institute Television

Univ. of California Schools No Longer Require SAT/ACT | Senior Fellow Williamson Evers on Newsmax TV
Posted: Thu. May 20, 2021, 3:19pm PT

The University of California system will no longer consider SAT or ACT scores from incoming students. Independent Institute Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson M. Evers says these tests are a proven predictor of students' grade point averages and graduation rates and are essential to enable poor students who may otherwise be overlooked. The tests, he says, are a useful tool to help universities choose good students.

Recorded: Tue. May 18, 2021
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: TV Appearance