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Posted: Thu. July 27, 2023, 11:57am PT

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.

Posted: Mon. July 24, 2023, 11:47am PT

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.

Posted: Tue. July 18, 2023, 5:11pm PT

The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on racial bias in college admissions, President Biden’s fiat forgiveness of student loans, and the freedom of creative designers to disagree with the state’s 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. That’s a lot of legal heavy-lifting! And we discuss all of it, and more, on this episode of Independent Outlook.

Posted: Tue. July 18, 2023, 1:16pm PT

Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers is interviewed on KPCC radio about the newly approved 1,000-page framework for math instruction for California K-12 students. Evers is critical of the framework and says it will harm both academically challenged and academically talented students and it will drive families to enroll in private schools or homeschool and opt out of public schools. He recently wrote about six major flaws in the framework.

Posted: Mon. July 17, 2023, 2:05pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews Kentucky State University Political Science Professor Wilfred Reilly, a leading voice in challenging popular mainstream narratives with an empirical analysis of the data that exposes the truth about some of America's most controversial topics. They discuss what we're witnessing in the United States including divisive narratives about race in this country that have led to a lack of civility among our fellow Americans, and where we go from here to unify our nation.

Posted: Wed. July 12, 2023, 2:28pm PT

Prof. Steve Hanke sits down with Robert Reilly of the Westminster Institute to discuss Hanke's new book Did Lockdowns Work? The Verdict on Covid Restrictions.

Posted: Thu. July 6, 2023, 1:44pm PT

Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Is Social Justice Just? is interviewed on the Schilling Show Unleashed Podcast. Whaples discusses the new book and the concept of justice and social justice and whether or not the world would be better if everyone were equal. Our inequality has benefits, he says, but everyone deserves respect as an unrepeatable soul worthy of human dignity.

Posted: Fri. June 30, 2023, 3:04pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews George Mason University Professor of Law Todd J. Zywicki. They discuss the philosophical basis for the modern concept of “wokism”, why it's a fundamentally flawed worldview, how it came to infiltrate and harm American culture, and where we can go from here to restore our nation's values.