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Horseman 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 mission. 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 Casian, gave the green light for prager, you kids in July the same month. Its founder Conservative radio host Dennis Prager, said this 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’ve reviewed prager u-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 Prague review videos are just a counterforce to what she calls a little burle 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 the way I see fit. It should line up with what I believe no Florida school district. It has yet announced plans to use prager you kids videos, but they can’t stop teachers 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 fact, that is problematic. Some public school advocates are urging to submit an opt-out form letting teachers know they don’t want their children drink 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 speeds, 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 proceeds 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, and 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 come that will shake you to your core. It like scares you, she says. The main thing you need to bring to a meteor shower is patience. You cannot just be out there for 10 minutes. You have to commit to being there because meteors don’t come at a steady pace. Some hours will have hardly any, and then a whole slew will come. Is not about a quick. You know, awesome glance up and you see it and 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, but get a glass of wine or a bottle, sit out there for a while, give this guy a chance to entertain you. Persons 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. It’s all things considered from NPR news. Covid cases are up again as we move towards the fall but experts say that we can make use of the tools we already have all of our tools still work as the virus changes but we’re going to have to keep watching it. More on what to expect and what to watch out for. Coming up at 4 35 on all things considered lane make million children recall child who came up to her. She made her new film about Co an Apple watch a he said, if we didn’t have coal we have would be these mountains Yeah people would think where beautiful but and the important are there new dreams were region