Lately, we've begun to see several folks on the Left become victims of the very cancel culture they seem to revel in. John and Producer Steve look at how we got to this moment in time with cancel culture. What are its origins and why does cancel culture messaging often contradict itself? Relying on feelings while stating that there are no absolute truths – these are but two of the many things children were taught about life the past two decades. We're seeing that come to fruition now in this chaos known as cancel culture.
Today we bring you part 1 of a 2-part interview with Neil Kiernan (v-radio.us), host of the V-Radio podcast. He and John discuss the nature of biased journalism, namely how advocacy journalists inject emotion into pieces to keep people interested, but then people act on those emotions, making bad decisions. If we are to reach out to people on the other side of the ideological divide, we need to ignore hyperbolic slogans, be patient, and focus on listening and sticking to the facts. More and more people are sick of all the craziness and irrationality.
Join us tomorrow for part 2 of the interview. John and Neil have a more casual conversation as the recorder kept rolling after the interview was over.
In 1994, John produced a program on KWGN in Denver that featured a round table of guests discussing the truth about outcome-based education. What was said then, we are seeing today, so we will play a lot from that program on this week's show. John moderated and the featured guests were Charlotte Iserbyt, Dwight Williams, Berit Kjos, and Gen Yvette Sutton.
Topics discussed include the processes put into place allowing outcome-based education to begin, the work of change agents to convince the public that this radical transformation was a good idea, and getting children to transition from logical reasoning to emotional reasoning.
The guests go on to examine how teachers and administrators changed the way students thought and how they approached problem-solving, and how standardized tests have changed over the years to reflect this radical transformation of America's education system.
John's quote of the week:
"If you took standardized testing from 1960 and asked a student today to pass that test, they wouldn't be able to do it. And the student from 1960 couldn't pass today's test because they couldn't think in politically correct terms. It's difficult to compare apples to oranges to see how far we have fallen."
The Extras Segment is taking a two-week hiatus due to the holidays but it will return with perfect 2020 vision in the New Year!