Back in 1925, the Scopes trial raised the question of what should and should not be taught in school — specifically, evolution versus creationism. Eighty-five years later, that debate is still going strong. In Texas, questions are being raised about if and how the political and religious beliefs of elected officials should influence classroom content, from science to history. Also, more help for struggling homeowners, and the government rights an age-old wrong for black farmers. Chery Glaser guest hosts.
The Academics of Textbooks Get Political
From this Episode:
Obama Announces More Help for Homeowners
President Obama today announced a $1.5 billion program to help struggling homeowners stay in their homes. The program targets five states: Nevada, California, Arizona,...
7 min, 28 sec
Black Farmers Get Settlement: Too Little, Too Late?
The Obama Administration yesterday announced a $1.25 billion settlement over racial bias in the USDA loan program. If approved by Congress, this would be the second round...
7 min, 57 sec