Justice Bradley Issues An Apology Over Articles Disparaging the LGBT Community, States Where Millennial Vote Could Sway Election, Why Teach Everyone Advanced Math?

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How much trigonometry or calculus do you use in your daily life? Our guest makes the case against the current practice of teaching every American kid advanced mathematics, and suggests an alternative. We also look at a number of states where millennial voters could sway the presidential election, and Justice Rebecca Bradley issued an apology yesterday over articles she wrote as an undergrad disparaging the LGBT community.

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  • Supreme Court Candidate Apologizes For Anti-LGBT Articles Written As An Undergrad

    State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley has issued an apology for pieces she wrote her college newspaper nearly 24 years ago. The editorials disparage the LGBT community and people diagnosed with AIDS. Bradley is currently campaigning to keep her seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. We’ll talk about the news and the effect it could have on her campaign.

  • Should Advanced Math Courses Still be Required in School?

    To require advanced math or not to require advanced math? According to our guest, Andrew Hacker, writer of the book “The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions,” the answer to that question is negative.

    Advanced level math courses like algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus are some of the most commonly failed courses for students, yet research shows that most jobs don’t require advanced math skills. In his book, Hacker argues that making advanced math courses that students may not be likely to do well in mandatory is creating a barrier to graduation and careers.

  • Millennials Could Have A Huge Impact In Key States In The 2016 Presidential Election

    Millennials are the largest age demographic in the United States. Facing staggering student debt, a recovering economy, and a host of other challenges, young voters could shape the future political system. They also could have a significant influence in this year’s presidential race. We speak with Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg about the power of the Millennial voter.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Sara Benesh Guest
  • Andrew Hacker Guest
  • Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg Guest

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