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Good Intentions Does Not Always Produce Good Policy

Follow the law, what a radical notion? Respect yourselves and others, what a concept? Rape is a criminal act and should be reported to law enforcement and not be taken care of by kangaroo courts on college campuses?  Raising the minimum wage actually hurts the very people it’s trying to help? What was once common sense and/or had statistical backing used to be the accepted norms and now, at times, it could be the furthest from reality. Walter Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and syndicated columnist, joins Dan and Kristin to discuss.

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Betsy Devos' First 100 Days

Is the Supreme Court poised to strike a blow against Catholic-bigoted Blaine Amendments? Why did religious liberty have a good week at the Court? What is the status and outlook for federal education reform after Betsy Devos' first 100 days? Will we see a federal tax credit for scholarships for low-income students? Dan & Amy discuss with Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute & author of the new book: “Letters to a Young Education Reformer.”

Hess joined Dan for a recent episode of Against The Current where they offer more on these topics and the future of the school choice movement.


What Is The Future For School Choice? AEI's Rick Hess On Education Reform

What is the future for the school choice movement across the country? Dan Proft talks to Rick Hess, the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, about education reform efforts at both the federal and state levels.

What mistakes do we need to correct in education? And why aren't more politicians willing to own up to them? Proft and Hess take a deep look at both the good and bad in education policy over the last few decades.

Also, which states are the best models for school choice? Could anything be done at the federal level to expand school choice? Hess shares his thoughts on Betsy DeVos' confirmation to lead the Department of Education, too, and whether or not he thinks school choice advocates are winning the arguments they're trying to make.


Juan Williams: Teachers' Unions Are Enemies Of Educating Children

Fox News Political Analyst Juan Williams joined Dan & Amy to discuss Trump's relationship with the DC press corps and the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary.

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American Conservative Union Prez Explains Why Dems Are Targeting Trump Ed Sec. Nominee for Defeat

Matt Schlapp joined Dan & Amy to discuss Trump feud with Civil Rights leader and GA Rep. John Lewis, Dan's favorite MLK speech and its continued relevance, and why congressional Democrats are focused on defeating Betsy DeVos, Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education.

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