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Its back to school for teacher Rose and her son Archie, but with Scott "Gov" Govinsky at the helm of the post-pandemic education system, it's a new (anything-but) normal. Episodes 3, 4 & 5 coming soon!
With the recent release of the NAEP test scores, also known as The Nations Report Card, Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers talks about the reasons that American public schools are failing students. Evers says more competition is needed from private schools and home schools, to give parents a choice in their childrens schools. Proven teaching methods and solid curriculum are also needed. The learning loss reflected in the record drop in NAEP scores will take years to make up, says Evers.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency talks with TNT radio's Bryan McClain about the changing relationships with the US and Saudi Arabia, Japan, Italy and more. Eland talks about Biden's recent plea with Saudi Arabia to increase oil production.
Independent Institute Chairman and CEO, and host of the documentary Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope, Mary Theroux is interviewed on KCBS radio as she outlines realistic solutions to the blight of homelessness in San Francisco. Strategic, coordinated efforts among non-profits, government, and businesses are needed to address the issue. Results must be measured, instead of just measuring the money spent, she says.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland talks about middle east foreign policy in the wake of the crackdown on protesters in Iran and OPEC cutting oil production. He talks about his recent Op-Ed in The National Interest that warns of consequences for interventions in foreign countries.
Mary Theroux is Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Independent Institute. She was married to the late David Theroux. In this episode, she gives the background on how she and David met, and the early years of the Independent Institute. Along the way she touches on many topics including the CS Lewis Society, the war fever on Americas right wing, and the problem of homelessness.
Senior Fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan discusses California mismanagement of forests, resulting in out of control wildfires.
Related: California Wildfires: Key Recommendations to Prevent Future Disasters
Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan has written about Californias problems including; wildfire management, homelessness, underfunded public pensions, crime, stifling regulations, and much more. He talks with WIND radios Shaun Thompson about free market solutions to Californias many problems.