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Former President Trump is now the subject of multiple indictments for violation of criminal statutes. Do these indictments raise troubling questions about the nature and use of criminal law, and its place in our public life? Watch this episode of Independent Outlook and find out...and also learn about the Hunter Biden case, and the teaching of slavery in the Florida classroom curriculum, while youre at it!
What is the meaning of social justice? What are the rules of this game? Are they moral and fair? Robert Whaples, editor of the book Is Social Justice Just? discusses how capitalism and free markets can resolve issues of social justice in education, healthcare, jobs, housing, and energy. The track record of markets lifting people out of poverty is good, says Whaples. He adds that voluntary exchanges, rather than coerced ones, benefit every segment of society, especially the poor.
Senior Fellow Williamson Evers is interviewed in this Fox News Channel story. Evers says the new framework for K-12 math in California includes easier lessons instead of courses which drive students into more stringent classes such as calculus in high school. He adds that students won't be prepared for college STEM courses with the new curriculum.
The newly passed K-12 math framework for California students wont prepare them for rigorous college courses or careers in STEM fields, says Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers. Over 1,200 technology professionals, including college professors, signed an open letter stating that the new curriculum introducing social justice into math classes will be disastrous to students and society.
Dr. Atlas interviews competitive swimmer Riley Gaines, one of the leading voices for womens rights, most notably in preserving womens sports for biological females. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2022 as one of the most decorated swimmers in history. They discuss the challenges she has faced, pushing back against the singular focus of many in power to push the unlimited rights of trans athletes in womens sports without regard for the impacts on the rights of women athletes themselves and on the damage to today's hard-earned status of women's competitive sports.
The new California math curriculum emphasizes equity in making math easier and less demanding. Evers says politics and social justice should not be a part of math it won't prepare students for college classes and careers in STEM fields.
Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers is interviewed by Stacy Washington on SiriusXM radio. Evers discusses the newly approved California math framework and its theme of equity. The curriculum is less rigorous and won't prepare students for STEM careers, says Evers. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, the so-called "nation's report card" indicates scores are declining and therefore students need more challenging math classes, he adds.
The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on racial bias in college admissions, President Bidens fiat forgiveness of student loans, and the freedom of creative designers to disagree with the states view of marriage. Another federal judge has weighed in to put the kibosh on Biden administration efforts to press social media companies to censor on their behalf. Thats a lot of legal heavy-lifting! And we discuss all of it, and more, on this episode of Independent Outlook.