THINK! America – Weekend of May. 13, 2015 – Show #1

Topics - May 13, 2017 - Show #1. Guest: Brandon L. Wright, Author; Editorial Director & Education Specialist with Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Topics and Guest – May 13, 2017 – Show #1

Is the idea of nationalism really alive and well? With the vote for Brexit and for Trump, one might think so, but earlier this week France took their vote on this and said, NO. Presidential candidate Marie LePen (campaign of nationalism) was defeated soundly. Pres-elect Emmanuel Macron says he’s committed to unmitigated immigration, to France remaining part of the European Union, and to the advancement of globalism. Do you like “nationalism?” And do you think Le Pen’s was defeated because Trump got elected?

Interview: Brandon L. Wright, Editorial Director & Education Specialist with Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Coauthor of two books –Failing our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students (with Chester E. Finn, Jr.) and Charter Schools at the Crossroads: Predicaments, Paradoxes, Possibilities (with Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Bruno V. Manno). . Topic: Issue of Charter Schools spread throughout America as an alternative to traditional public schools.

A new approach to access of birth control –online access. This is something many teens are interested in, as it is offered with an app. The app allows as young as 12 year old girls to order birth control pills from the web, without their parents permission. Nurx states the birth control is free with most insurance, and without, is around $15.00. They refill it each month automatically, and the pills come delivered to one’s door. This sounds very easy, but the downside includes the young age of some girls (12) to access birth control (presumably –but not in all cases—for sexual activity), with telling mom and dad. Is this troubling to you? Why? Why not?

Interview: Brandon L. Wright, Editorial Director & Education Specialist with Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Topic: The issue of charter schools spread throughout the US, as an alternative to traditional public schools.

Why has America become the bad guy for halting illegal Mexican immigration? Shouldn’t Mexico’s government shoulder the burden for not rectifying the many problems Mexican citizens face that make them want to immigrate? Unemployment, poverty, crony capitalism, institutional corruption, drug cartels and ensuing violence and other associated criminal enterprises are alive and well in Mexico. Why isn’t the Mexican government being held responsible for their lack of leadership on behalf of their Mexican citizens?

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