Walk into a pre-school classroom in America today and Erika Christakis says it’s likely you’ll see some familiar décor: alphabet charts, bar graphs, calendars, and schedules. It’s all part, says the expert in early child education, of a nationwide drive to make sure kids are ready for school at a younger and younger age.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
President Bush last week called for the Middle East to open to democracy. But the U.S. gamble on Iraq, the war on terrorism, and other factors have as yet unknown repercussions for the region. A panel talks about interrelated U.S. priorities in the Middle East and hopes for democracy in Arab nations.
- Ambassador Walter Cutler president of the Meridian International Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
- Samer Shehata assistant professor of Arab politics, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.
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