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    Making Young Americans "Citizen-Ready"

    Retired Rear Admiral Robert Besal discussed the report, America Unprepared, released by Mission: Readiness September 12, 2016, which warns that too many of the nation’s youth were…

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    K-12 Education Programs and Campaign 2016

    The National Press Club’s Newsmaker Committee held an event focusing on education issues in the 2016 election. This portion included a panel discussion analyzing the kindergarten through…

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    The Bridge to Brilliance

    Nadia Lopez talked about her book The Bridge to Brilliance: How Once Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World, in which she recounts her journey from starting an inner city middle school…

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    Failure

    Vicki Alger talked about her book Failure: The Federal Miseducation of America’s Children, in which she discusses the creation of the U.S. Department of Education and its impact on…

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    Panel Discussion on Education

    Authors Charles C. Bolton, Teena Horn, John Griffin Jones, and Michael Copperman talked about their books about the state of education in America. “Schools in Change” was a panel at the…

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    Representative Bobby Scott on Education Policy

    Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), ranking member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, talked about key education policy issues facing Congress.

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    Representative Virginia Foxx on Education Policy

    Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) talked about education policy legislation facing Congress, as well as the agenda of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

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    Open Phones on Education Policy

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What changes would you make to education policy?” Members of Congress also joined from Capitol Hill to discuss education…

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    Corporal Punishment in Public Schools

    Sarah Sparks and Chris Swanson discussed the latest research into the use of corporal punishment in public schools which showed that more than 100,000 students in 21 states were paddled,…

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    School Curricula on Patriotism

    Andrew Tilghman reported by telephone on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s call for changes to school curricula in an effort to do better job “promoting American pride and patriotism in…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should Schools Be Required to Teach Patriotism?” The question was inspired by remarks of…

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    Violence and Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

    Sarah Brown talked about congressional action on violence and sexual assaults on college campuses.

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    Immigration and Political and Economic Institutions

    Panelists discussed analyses of the positive and negative impacts of immigration on political and economic institutions. They used slides in their presentations and responded to questions from members of the…

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    Lawrence Mishel on Teacher Pay

    Lawrence Mishel talked about the Economic Policy Institute’s report that found weekly teacher pay was 17 percent lower than that of comparable workers. He also talked about the implications…

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    Prayer in Public Schools

    Eric Buehrer talked about religious liberty in public schools. Mr. Buehrer cited existing Department of Education guidelines on protecting students' and educators' religious freedom under…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should schools eliminate homework?”

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    Media and Lifelong Learning

    The heads of three media organizations discussed improving learning and knowledge through their platforms, especially during the presidential campaigns. “How ‘Ed’ Is in the Middle of Media”…

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    Q&A with Robert Gates

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talked about his book A Passion for Leadership, in which he examines the failures of large institutions and how smart leadership can improve them.…

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    Lit Up

    David Denby talked about his book Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives, in which he reports on his year spent in the 10th grade classrooms of three…

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