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Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 240 , Segment 3

Episode: "Brexit" from the E.U., Women in Politics, College Admissions

  • Feb 25, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 15:28 mins

Guest: James C. Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut While high school seniors around the country are obsessively monitoring the mail for college acceptance letters, high school juniors are stressing about taking the standardized tests that mean so much to college admissions offices. There’s extra anxiety this year because a revamped SAT debuts next month that’s supposed to be a better gauge of what kids learned in high school and a little more similar to the ACT. But will the new SAT be any better at assessing intellectual curiosity or creativity?

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Brexit

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Guest: Sir Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Former Senior Official at the European Commission Brexit—that’s what people are calling the vote scheduled for June 23 when British citizens will decide whether or not to remain part of the European Union. High profile leaders in the UK have begun lining up on both sides of the issue since the date was announced earlier this week. Including Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning to remain in the EU and London’s Mayor Boris Johnson backing the vote to leave.  Polls so far suggest the vote will go narrowly in favor of the UK staying in the EU. But the fact that this debate is happening at all poses serious questions about the long-term viability of the European Union.

Guest: Sir Michael Leigh, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Former Senior Official at the European Commission Brexit—that’s what people are calling the vote scheduled for June 23 when British citizens will decide whether or not to remain part of the European Union. High profile leaders in the UK have begun lining up on both sides of the issue since the date was announced earlier this week. Including Prime Minister David Cameron campaigning to remain in the EU and London’s Mayor Boris Johnson backing the vote to leave.  Polls so far suggest the vote will go narrowly in favor of the UK staying in the EU. But the fact that this debate is happening at all poses serious questions about the long-term viability of the European Union.