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host, Dennis Prager, so Had this we bring doctrines to children. That’s a very fair statement I should 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 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 Michelle Posey, a conservative who is running for the state House say Prager you videos are just a counter force to what she calls a liberal agenda in schools I used them as a tool in home schooling my children. I have a right as the parent to drive that education the way I see fit it should line up was what I believe no Florida school District has yet announced plans to use Prager you kids videos but they can’t stop teacher hears from showing them either. I do not want my kids exposed to this absolutely not less Barker is a mother of foreign Sarasota. She says she plans to talk to her kids teachers about her concerns. I think it’s great when children see multiple perspectives but if you’re pushing one perspective as being fact that is problematic some public school advocates are urging parents to submit an opt-out form letting teachers no, they don’t want their children to watch the videos. For NPR news, I’m Cary Sheridan in Sarasota sky watchers should have a chance to see bright streaks of light and even fireballs this weekend as the annual per SE it meteor shower reaches its peak activity. Npr’s Nell Greenfieldboyce has some tips for how to catch the celestial fireworks the per SE. It’s happened every summer when the Earth plows through a cloud of debris Associated with a comet the bits of comment stuff are tiny, they can be like a grain of sand. But when they hit the atmosphere at high speeds rection causes that’s tough 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 per SE, it should put on a good show mainly because the moan isn’t going to interfere the moon will be just a little sliver so sky should be nice and dark viewing should be best in the late-night hours of Saturday and into the predawn 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 fire balls of different colors that leave a trail this guy for up to manager so in it’s very cool. The chance of seeing fireballs is also a big draw for jackie 30, she’s an astronomer at new York city’s Hayden planetarium one can come that will shake you tear core it like hears 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 did 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 news 88 1 WYPR good evening, I’m Rob Tim. Programming on WYPR is made possible by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Maryland’s best program celebrating fresh and local Maryland seafood this summer to find farmsteads, pick your own and farmers markets featuring Maryland food, Maryland’s best dot net Maryland eat local, grown next time on the new Yorker radio Hour Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, on the problem with legacy, the admissions if you know race can’t be considered, then your last name shouldn’t be the deciding factor either. But I also think we shouldn’t stop there. We need to start thinking more broadly about how we’re making sure the pathway to higher education is more accessible. That’s next time I’m on the New Yorker radio hour 10 o’clock Sunday morning. On 88 1 WYPR programming is made possible.