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Seg. 1: The 'Side Effects' Of Education. Seg. 2: Civility In Modern Politics

Segment 1: Are we taking the wrong approach to education research?

Results-oriented education research often overlooks the side effects that accompany common teaching practices. We learn how the approach medical research makes can help educators avoid damaging policies from the start.

Segment 2, beginning at 15:14: Does civility in politics have limits?

From refusing service in restaurants to name-calling at the highest level in government: civility in politics (or the lack thereof) is on people's minds. What is the value of civility in politics? Do some situations demand that our behavior not be civil?

  • Don Haider-Markel, professor and chair, University of Kansas - Department of Political Science
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