FROM Elissa Gootman
New York City Charter School Will Pay Six-Figure Salaries What can an elementary school principal buy with $125,000? Dream jobs for a dream team. Not a basketball franchise or high-tech company, this team is part of a new public charter school in New York, where teachers will earn two and a half times the national average of a teacher's salary. The premise is that higher teacher pay is the key to improving schools. Elissa Gootman has written about the school for the New York Times .
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.