The Pressure to Dumb Down

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Hundreds of thousands of listeners tune in to hear Dom Testa and his co-hosts on Mix 100. But it’s Testa’s work off-the-air that we’re focusing on. Testa is the author of an award-winning series of science fiction books for teens. The latest is just out. The books are about a group of super smart teenagers sent into space to save the human race. But Testa’s not just interested in smart characters. He wants to encourage smart kids in real life too. So he’s created a non-profit called the "Big Brain Club.” Its mission: to fight the pressure kids feel to dumb down. Testa speaks with Ryan Warner.

You can find out more about the Big Brain Club by clicking here.