With controversies swirling around the DC Public Schools system, including Chancellor Antwan Wilson's daughter being able to bypass the lottery system to transfer schools, what is next for education in the District?
Politicians for centuries learned the art of persuasion from classical texts, with a heavy emphasis on Shakespeare’s plays. While we may not hear Shakespeare quoted in Congress very often today, make no mistake: the Bard’s language infuses almost all political oratory, from the Gettysburg Address to today’s the State of the Union. We explore the language of politics.
- Michael Witmore Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
- Brian Lamb Founder and Executive Chairman, C-SPAN; Host, Q&A
- Christina Bellantoni Editor in Chief, Roll Call
"One of the things we suffer from is a sort of powerpoint politics and discourse," but there's often more value to a live exchange of ideas, saysMichael Whitmore.
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