Our guest is our Expert Dan Perkins his subject today is: “VA Warns Vietnam PBS Series May Trigger PTSD for Some Vets”. Dan writes for Daily Surge,.com , The Constitution.com, The Hill.com, Clash Daily, Reagan Baby.com Politics & Profits, Three Star, Lifezette, News Max, and the Daily Caller.
Dan Perkins is an author, radio and TV talk show host, current events commentator, and philanthropist. His books are available on Amazon.com. More information about him, his writings, and other works are on his website: danperkins.guru
For Mr. Perkins whole commentary go to http://www.newsmax.com/DanPerkins/veterans-administration-ptsd-vietnam-documentary/2017/09/20/id/814733/
Our next guests are Linda Darling-Hammond – President and CEO of Learning Policy Institute.
Desiree Carver-Thomas – Research and Policy Associate, Educator Quality Team, Learning Policy Institute. They discuss the subject of Teacher Turnover and why it matters and what we can do about it. Learning Policy Institute conducted the Teacher Turnover Report, generated from the most recent nationally representative survey of U.S. teachers and Teacher Follow-up Survey, to investigate how turnover trends vary across teachers and schools. According to the report, total turnover rate is lowest in the Northeast where states offer higher pay and support smaller class sizes; the rates are 50% higher for teachers in schools serving large numbers of low-income students and 70% higher for those in schools with the largest concentrations of students of color. The reasons teachers most frequently cite for leaving their jobs are dissatisfaction with testing and accountability pressures (25%), lack of administrative support, and dissatisfaction with working conditions. The report includes recommendations for reducing teacher turnover through improving teachers’ compensation, teacher preparation and support, and teaching conditions.
Pet Expert Travis Brorsen, Host of My Big Fat Pet Makeover on Animal Planet. Travis shares some of the damaging effects extra weight can have on their pets (high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetes, etc.), tips on identifying whether pets are overweight, and the program they need to make them healthy again. He can also talk more about the new series which premieres on Animal Planet September 30 at 10:00 PM ET.