Recent incidents at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland revealed a culture of racism that students say permeates the halls. Educators believe a key to fighting that racism is in the lessons they teach in the classroom.
Recent surveys suggest America is seriously falling behind in the global broadband race. Policy makers at the federal and local levels are trying to improve high-speed Internet access across the United States. We discuss the effectiveness of these efforts and examine whether the state of broadband in America is as poor as some suggest.
- Gigi B. Sohn President and Founder, Public Knowledge
- Robert Atkinson President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
- Scott Wallsten Vice President for Research, Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute; Senior Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
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Last week, students at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County, Maryland staged a walk-out during class in protest of what they call a culture of racism in their halls. Kojo explores what happened and how activism is playing out not just at colleges and in city streets- but in the halls of local high schools.
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