What We’re Watching – December 14


Kerry Jackson – Profits are Progressive

Walter Williams explains why market economies work, and why we should “want as little government as possible.” It’s a lesson that needs to be taught to students beginning in elementary school and reinforced throughout their educations. Instead, it’s the destructive lessons of the left that are being learned in most of today’s classrooms.

Tim Anaya – What’s This Brexit Fuss All About?

I was fascinated this week watching the political brinksmanship in England with Prime Minister Teresa May and Parliament battling over how the UK will ultimately exit the European Union in the spring. Watching the debate and political maneuvering, I wondered – what’s this all about? I found this great Brexit explainer video from the New York Times that really illustrates what this debate is all about and how different constituencies in the UK will be impacted.

Rowena Itchon – Remembering The Election That Would Never End

It was 18 years ago this week that we finally settled who would be the 43rd President of the United States. After a grueling 36-day Florida recount battle, Al Gore conceded to George W. Bush.

Here’s Al Gore’s concession speech . . .

. . . and George W. Bush’s acceptance speech:

A great victory for the democratic process.

Ben Smithwick – Improving Educational Opportunities for Disadvantaged Students

Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools was honored with the Excellence in Action Award at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform on Friday, December 7, in Washington, D.C. She gave an impressive keynote address that covered her vision for education reform and her work to improve the quality of education for thousands of disadvantaged students.

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