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We Are Failing Our Children

In 1983, the famous report, “A Nation at Risk” concluded that our country was failing to effectively educate our children. The authors were so critical of our schools that the preamble of the report summarized their findings by saying that; “if an unfriendly foreign power had imposed our schools upon us, we would have considered it an act of war.” That was 1983. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush held an education summit, called “Goals 2000.” Bill Clinton was the chair of that summit. After days of deliberation, another report was issued stating that, “by 2000, all children will enter school ready to learn and 90% of our children will graduate from high school.” Many other goals were listed, none of which were achieved. In 2001, President George W. Bush and

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July
07
Jul
10
10
2020

C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society

The Center for Science and Culture
Date
July
07
Jul
10
10
2020
Seattle, WA
The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society will explore the growing impact of science on politics, economics, social policy, bioethics, theology, and the arts during  the past century. The program is named after celebrated British writer C.S. Lewis, a perceptive critic of both scientism and technocracy in books such as The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength. Topics to be addressed include the history of science, the relationship between faith and science, the rise of scientific materialism, the debate over Darwinian theory and intelligent design, evolutionary conceptions of ethics, science and economics, science and criminal justice, stem cell research and abortion, eugenics, family life and sexuality, ecology and animal rights, climate
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August
08
Aug
7
07
2020

16th Annual Discovery Society Insiders Briefing

Discovery Institute
Date
August
08
Aug
7
07
2020
The Insiders Briefing on Intelligent Design is returning to the greater Seattle area on August 7–8, 2020. You won’t want to miss this invitation-only event for members of the Discovery Society and their guests. Confirmed speakers include: Stephen C. Meyer, Siegfried Scherer, Sigrid Hartwig-Scherer, and Günter Bechly. The two-day conference for Discovery Society members and their guests will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington on the shores of Lake Washington. As always this is the highlight of our year, so make plans now to attend. Keep an eye out for more details in the mail in late February! Transportation & Lodging Registrants are responsible for securing their own transportation and lodging. The closest airport is Seattle Tacoma International and because

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July
07
Jul
22
22
2020

2020 Gilder Fellows Seminar

Center for Wealth, Poverty, and Morality
Date
July
07
Jul
22
22
2020
Seattle, WA

The Gilder Fellows Seminar is an intimate study experience with Discovery Institute Fellows in Seattle, Washington, in July 2020. At the Gilder Fellows Seminar, you’ll have the chance to interact with scholars George Gilder, Michael Medved, Jay Richards, John West, and others.