Multimedia Archive for 2006
December 7, 2006
Psychologist David Walsh mines new developments in brain science to spotlight the often malignant power of media on young people—video games very much included. David Walsh is founder and president of the Minneapolis-based National Institute on Media and the Family, the country's leading organization examining the impact of electronic media on families.
November 1, 2006
Grace-Marie Turner, one of the nation's most fluent and influential free-market voices of reform, talks about consumer-directed health care, answering good questions such as: What, exactly is it? What's its future? What's all this enthusiasm, and sometimes commotion, over Health Savings Accounts? And might HSAs work for you?
Education Myths: What Special Interest Groups Want You to Know About Our Schools and Why it Isn't So
October 3, 2006
Citing reams of empirical evidence, Jay Greene discusses his new book, Education Myths, and how "much of what policy makers and parents believe today about education is as mythological as anything Homer or Aesop, even if it isn't nearly as poetic."
September 7, 2006
Elizabeth Marquardt previews a new study of how international trends in law, science, and culture are threatening age-old understandings of marriage and parenthood. Legal reforms and scientific advances are being pursued on behalf of adults and their interest in forming families as they choose. Stepping back: What about the interests and needs of children?
July 17, 2006
Ron Haskins and Art Rolnick address the limited success of most early childhood education programs and discuss evidence showing that high-quality programs can dramatically and positively impact a child's future success in school and life. Rolnick then offers a proposal to make high-quality early childhood education available to high-risk children through an endowed scholarship fund. Both Rolnick and Haskins emphasize that any future programs must be market based.