Wednesday, July 15, 2020

ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PANDEMIC. WHERE IS ALL THIS GOING?

To get the answer to that question and more, Jim Bohannon speaks with TENPAO LEE, Professor of Economics at Niagara University.

WEBSITE: https://www.niagara.edu

Dr. Lee is a full professor of Economics at Niagara University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in economics from Iowa State University. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan in 2001 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist from 2002 to 2009. In 2013, Dr. Lee was named as a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow by Jianghan University in Wuhan, China. In 2015, he was awarded the title of “Shanghai Distinguished Oversea Professor” by the Shanghai City Government, China. In addition to business statistics, Dr. Lee has taught supply chain management at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He also developed a study abroad program to Asia that includes China, Taiwan and Japan.Dr. Lee’s research focused on the impact of globalization on the economy. He was the editor of the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management. Currently, he is developing joint programs with Chinese universities.

THE EDUCATION CRISIS

MICHAEL PETRILLI., President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education Next, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow for the Education Commission of the States, joins us to talk about a number of issues including whether students and teachers should return to the classroom during the pandemic, charter schools, school choice and his recent book co-authored with Chester E. Finn:

HOW TO EDUCATE AN AMERICAN: THE CONSERVATIVE VISION FOR TOMORROW’S SCHOOLS 

Publisher: Templeton Press; 1 edition (February 24, 2020)

“In the years after A Nation at Risk, conservatives’ ideas to reform America’s lagging education system gained much traction. Key items like school choice and rigorous academic standards drew bipartisan support and were put into practice across the country. Today, these gains are in retreat, ceding ground to progressive nostrums that do little to boost the skills and knowledge of young people. Far from being discouraged, however, conservatives should seize the moment to refresh their vision of quality K–12 education for today’s America. These essays by 20 leading conservative thinkers do just that. Students, according to this vision, should complete high school with a thorough understanding of the country’s history, including gratitude for its sacrifices, respect for its achievements, and awareness of its shortcomings. They should also learn to be trustworthy stewards of a democratic republic, capable of exercising virtue and civic responsibility. Beyond helping to form their character, schools ought to ready their pupils for careers that are productive, rewarding, and dignified. Excellent technical-training opportunities will await those not headed to a traditional college. Regardless of the paths and schools that they select, all students must come to understand that they can succeed in America if they are industrious, creative, and responsible. Anchored in tradition yet looking towards tomorrow, How to Educate an American should be read by anyone concerned with teaching future generations to preserve the country’s heritage, embody its universal ethic, and pursue its founding ideals.”