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But sometimes they mix in opinions and skip over important facts. I think that a lot of educators who have a traditional education background or they’ve been in the profession for a long time they’re going to be able to recognize in those materials that Prager used, representing what we would refer to as a logical fallacy, meaning the material that you’re reading or listening to might sound like it makes sense, but if you are educated on that topic, you would know that they came to a conclusion that’s not based on fact. Wright says Florida’s endorsement of prager you kids means this content could easily make its way into classrooms because it’s free, easily accessible and teachers don’t have to ask permission. But in the state of Florida we’re proud to stand for education, not indoctrination in our schools. That’s Governor Randy Santis, his Department of education, gave the green light for praker. You kids. In July the same month, its founder, Conservative radio host Dennis Prager, said death, we bring doctrines to children. That’s a very fair statement, I said. But what is the bad of our indoctrination? A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Education said in an email that they have reviewed prager, you kids and determined the material aligns to Florida’s revised civics and government standards. She described prager, you kids as quote no different than many other resources. Some parents, like Michel Posey, a Conservative who’s running for the State House, say prager you videos are just a counterforce to what she calls a little borough agenda in schools. I used them as a tool in home school, my children. I have a right as the parent to drive that education in the way I see fit. It should line up with what I believe no Florida school District has yet announced plans to use prager you kids videos. But they can’t stop. Teaching is from showing them either. I do not want my kids exposed to this. Absolutely not. Liz Barker is a mother of four in Sarasota. She says she plans to talk to her kids teachers about her concerns. I think it’s when children see multiple perspectives, but if you’re pushing one perspective as being act, that is problematic. Some public school advocates are urging to submit an opt out form letting teachers know they don’t want their children to watch the videos for NPR news. I’m Carrie Sheridan in Sarasota. Skywatchers should have a chance to see bright streaks of light and even fireballs this weekend. As the annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak activity, NBR’s Melgreenville Boyce has some tips for how to catch the celestial fireworks. The Perseids happen every summer when the Earth ploughs through a cloud of debris associated with a comet. The bits of comet stuff are tiny, they can be like a grain of sand, but when they hit the atmosphere at high speed, friction causes that stuff to heat up and it causes the air around it to glow. Michelle Nichols is director of public observing with the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. She says this year the Perseids should put on a good show, mainly because the moon isn’t going to interfere. The moon will be just a little sliver, so skies should be nice, and dark viewing should be best in the late night hours of Saturday and into the pre-dawn hours of Sunday when the shower reaches its peak. Robert Lunsford is with the American meteor Society. He says all you have to do is go outside, sit in a nice chair, get comfortable, then look about halfway up the sky and give your eyes at least 30 minutes to. Adapt to the darkness. Sometimes you’ll see fireballs of different colors that leave a trail in the sky for up to a minute or so. It’s very cool. The chance of seeing fireballs is also a big draw. For Jackie Ferrety, she’s an astronomer at New York city’s Hayden Planetarium. One can that will shake you to your core. It like scare you, she says the main thing you need to bring to a meteor shower. Is patients. You cannot just be out there for 10 minutes. You have to commit to being there because media is don’t come at a steady pace some hours will have hardly any and then a whole slew will come. This is not about a quick, you know, awesome glance up and you see it, you’re done, you have to dedicate and really 45 minutes to an hour is my recommended minimum she says two hours is way better. I get a glass of wine or bottle sit out there for a while. Can this guy a chance to entertain you the person’s will last until the end of August. The very best views will come in places away from city lights. Assuming the skies are clear if it’s cloudy just try another night. Nell Greenfieldboyce, NPR news. You’re listening to all things considered from NPR