President Trump’s Budget, Saving Science Class

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Almost every student takes a number of science classes before they leave high school, but are they being prepared for how science is actually done? Our guest is a teacher and researcher who says no. He shares what he thinks can change about science education to better serve students. We also talk to a political scientist about the president’s budget for 2018, which his administration just sent to Congress.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Kate Archer Kent Producer
  • Jasmine Farrier Guest
  • Chris McGowan Guest

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