Featuring Jeff Flake (R-AZ), United States Senator; Dave Brat (R-VA-7), United States Congressman; Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; John C. Goodman, President, Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
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Educational Freedom and Urban America: Brown v. Board After Half a Century
Featuring Howard Fuller, Marquette University; Rev. Floyd Flake, Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Former Congressman; Paul Peterson, Harvard University; and Andrew J. Coulson, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, among others.
We are approaching the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s monumental decision, Brown v. Board of Education. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling struck down segregated public schooling. As the court wrote: “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” But almost five decades later, public education remains unequal. Forty-five percent of black and 47 percent of Hispanic students drop out of public high schools (compared to 24 percent of whites). Only 5 percent of black and 10 percent of Hispanic fourth-graders achieve at least at the proficient level on the math portion of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (compared to 33 percent of whites). Minority children suffer disproportionately from a failing education system.