Episode

5/12 Ari Berman: Voting Rights & Sabrina Joy Stevens: Charter School Frauds

May 12, 2014

The Nation’s Ari Berman explains a Wisconsin Judges striking down of that states Voter ID law, why the decision was sweeping and important, the right’s absurd voter fraud theories, what really motivates Voter ID laws, the importance of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, collecting data on Voter ID laws, why the burden of Voter ID laws is on the voter not the state, new cases in North Carolina and Texas, how the Bush Administration helped create the voter fraud myth and why is Rand Paul coming out against Voter ID laws.

Sabrina Joyce Stevens the Executive Director of Integrity in Education explains a new study documenting a stunning amount of fraud and waste in charter Schools, how lightly regulated Charter schools are, the lack of data available on charter schools, why charter schools were never supposed to be an industry, are charter schools succeeding or failing in their traditional mission? And how charter schools are doing “less with more.”

On The Fun Half: Marco Rubio used to not be “a scientist man” but now is now ready to reject climate science, how Republicans are planning for 2016, new video emerges of President Obama’s far right Judicial nominee Michael Boggs, Random Rush, obnoxious atheists and your calls and IMs.

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