THOUGHTS ON CURRENT UNREST IN THE COUNTRY AND THE CURRENT STATE OF EDUCATION
Jim Bohannon speaks with DR. THOMAS SOWELL, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
He also talks about his new book:
CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THEIR ENEMIES, by Thomas Sowell (Author)
Publisher: Basic Books (June 30, 2020)
“A leading conservative intellectual defends charter schools against the teachers’ unions, politicians, and liberal educators who threaten to dismantle their success.
The black-white educational achievement gap — so much discussed for so many years — has already been closed by black students attending New York City’s charter schools. This might be expected to be welcome news. But it has been very unwelcome news in traditional public schools whose students are transferring to charter schools. A backlash against charter schools has been led by teachers unions, politicians and others — not only in New York but across the country. If those attacks succeed, the biggest losers will be minority youngsters for whom a quality education is their biggest chance for a better life.”
THOMAS SOWELL is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, Presented by the President of the United States in 2003. Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has published in both academic journals in such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine and Fortune, and writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.
HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTE TO EXPAND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
With more than fifteen years of healthcare industry experience, SETH DENSON successfully co-founded and leads an international risk management consulting firm specializing in healthcare supply chain management. His TEDx Talk on how consumers should engage with the healthcare system garnered global attention and has led him to be a regular commentator on national media outlets including Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, ABC, NBC & CBS. Dubbed a “modern day Lorax” by one reporter, Seth blends a sophisticated way of thinking with a no-nonsense straight-forward charismatic communication style. In addition to his advocacy platform, Seth also is the founding board member of a national healthcare reinsurance collaborative where he helps guide the future of healthcare for thousands of employees and hundreds of businesses. He is also author of the book The Cure: A Blueprint for Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis (Clovercroft Publishing, September 3, 2019)
CONTINUING TO COPE WITH COVID-19
JILL ROBIN PAYNE, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, BCPC, CRS is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Board Certified Professional Counselor, and Certified Relationship Specialist.
Jill is the author of Meeting People; It’s Not a Game. She can be heard every Wednesday at 9:00 am on 1070 AM The Answer with Sam Malone for hot topics and as a regular guest on KLVL 1480 AM with Tosha Evans. Jill also appears as a guest Nationally on Newsmax TV when people need to see different perspectives to help them cope with the political turmoil.