Time magazine has declared a winner in the GOP presidential primary. Yes, you read that correctly. There have been no primaries in ANY state yet, but there has already been a declared winner by a major magazine. Are you surprised to learn the candidate is Donald Trump? There are a lot of GOP members (and members of other parties) who are getting a little scared now.
Next, Chad talks to outspoken blogger LadyLiberty1885, A.P. Dillon. He asks A.P. how she feels about the N&O article citing the Lt. Governor asking for the annual charter school report due to the legislature by January 15th be held until February. A.P. tells Chad she feels this was a great move by the Lt. Governor. They quickly segue into the latest on common core in the state. Chad asks what she feels the future is for the failed curriculum. She tells him the legislature will have to address it and stand up for what they have said they believe in or lose the support of their constituents.
Civitas Senior Education Policy Analyst Dr. Bob Luebke joins Chad. They delve into what the report on charter schools actually means. Bob tells Chad it was unfortunate the charter school board didn’t get a chance to review it before it was released. Chad and Bob quickly move on to how education is funded – especially community colleges. Bob makes the point that paying for six years of college only for someone to determine they weren’t really college material isn’t the best use of taxpayer dollars. He also doesn’t think paying for two years of college for every child in the state is the way to move forward either. Chad asks what else should be done. Bob says government should get out of the student loan business. He explains a better way to stimulate business would be to provide incentives for businesses to fund education that suits the needs for their industry. This is a great discussion on the value of a college degree compared to the cost.
Finally, the government says eggs, salt and lean meat are okay, but you now have to get rid of the sugar. Oy vey!
Senator Andy Wells and News14’s Tim Boyum join us tomorrow.