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  • Education: What Works and Why

    Youth violence, substance abuse, homelessness, and deteriorating neighborhoods ravage both low-income communities and prosperous suburbs alike. There is a great need to explore both the root causes of these problems and their effective solutions.

    The Bob Woodson Show—“What Works and Why”—premiered yesterday with this very aim. Focusing on solutions to some of America’s most troubling societal problems, each week the show provides examples of effective solutions, and special guests provide first-hand testimonies as to how their lives or neighborhoods have been changed for the better. Host Bob Woodson then directs members of the listening audience on how they can make a difference. Woodson is a strong ally of The Heritage Foundation, and his work exemplifies the civil society approaches we seek to promote. He is often referred to as the godfather of the movement to empower neighborhood-based organizations and was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in December 2008.

    This week’s opening show aired at 1 pm EST with a focus on Youth Violence. It featured Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent, William Andrekopoulos, who discussed how Milwaukee has effectively addressed the problem in eight high schools with the CNE Violence-Free Zone program.

    This and future shows will be available in an archived format. For more information visit http://www.talkzone.com/show.asp?sid=1637.

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    2 Responses to Education: What Works and Why

    1. Nicolai Alatzas says:

      42 billion dollars spent on the war on drugs…..

      That kind of money could have gone to scholarships for students around the country.

      840,000 $50,000 scholarships could of been awarded to anyone that chose education over the street.

      Those kinds of numbers would of touched a lot of us.

      Or if we had spent the 1 trillion dollars for the Iraq war we could of awarded 25,000,000 students $40,000 scholarships and educating our next generation. Not to many families would not be touched by this kind of investment in it's people.

    2. Nicolai Alatzas says:

      Nicholas D. Kristof recently reported, “The United States incarcerates people at nearly five times the world average.” Now consider the fact that 85% of the prisoners in federal prisons are there for drug-related crimes, and tell me we don’t have our priorities mixed up.

      Kristof also noted, “California spends $216,000 annually on each inmate in the juvenile justice system. In contrast, it spends only $8,000 on each child attending the troubled Oakland public school system, according to the Urban Strategies Council.” Nothing like investing in the future, eh?

      Hmmm where are our Priorities?

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