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[Common Core] Pearson pays $7.7 million in Common Core settlement

[Common Core] Pearson pays $7.7 million in Common Core settlement

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Pearson Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit arm of educational publishing giant Pearson Inc., has agreed to pay a $7.7 million settlement to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman after he determined that the foundation had created Common Core products to generate “tens of millions of dollars” for its…

TOTALLY WORTH IT: High school senior suspended for asking Miss America to prom

TOTALLY WORTH IT: High school senior suspended for asking Miss America to prom

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If Miss America visits your high school, and if it’s springtime, and if you don’t have a date to the senior prom, you’ve got to ask her to go with you. Right? So what if you get suspended? Such was the case for Patrick Farves, a senior at…

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has….

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has….

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The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn't a democracy any more. And they've found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy. An oligarchy is a…

Bradenton mom says ‘no’ to FCAT for her daughter – WFLA News Channel 8

Bradenton mom says ‘no’ to FCAT for her daughter – WFLA News Channel 8

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Many children would not take standardized test if they had the choice, but for one Bay area child, her mother made that choice for her. “I didn’t see a value in it,” said Bradenton parent Jeanne Viviani.  Viviani decided last summer she didn’t want her 11-year-old Delaney to…

37% of Voters Fear the Federal Government…….

37% of Voters Fear the Federal Government…….

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Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters now fear the federal government, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-seven percent (47%) do not, but another 17% are not sure. Perhaps in part that’s because 54% consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty…

Fox gets upper hand on White House, Michelle Obama’s pet project trashed

Fox gets upper hand on White House, Michelle Obama’s pet project trashed

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With all the time invested in battling Fox News, it would seem only natural that the White House would have an edge when tracking down a fox. A little red fox , that is. A bushy-tailed mammal has been roaming White House grounds since before the government shutdown…

L.A. Sheriff’s Department Didn’t Disclose Massive Surveillance Program, Because People Wouldn’t Like It – Hit & Run : Reason.com

L.A. Sheriff’s Department Didn’t Disclose Massive Surveillance Program, Because People Wouldn’t Like It – Hit & Run : Reason.com

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Ed Krayewski Reason Via Techdirt comes the story of the newest toys acquired by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD), former war-zone tech that allows “wide area surveillance.” Camera systems are attached to civilian airplanes and can capture 10,000 times the area of a police chopper.  The system is provided by a company…

Bob Mack: For Whom The Cow Bell Tolls

Bob Mack: For Whom The Cow Bell Tolls

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  Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert.  And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it.” – Wayne Allyn Root “The standoff in the Nevada desert wasn’t about a desert tortoise or a rancher’s failure to pay grazing fees. It was about the state’s senior senator…

Everybody’s losing the Common Core battle in Indiana

Everybody’s losing the Common Core battle in Indiana

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Common Core supporters and opponents agree Indiana’s newest standards are worse than either the state’s old standards or the Common Core.  The state has been working for months on a set of standards to replace Common Core, and released a final draft this week. Gov. Mike Pence officially rejected…

Indicted Businessman Names Harry Reid as Alleged Recipient of Massive Bribe

Indicted Businessman Names Harry Reid as Alleged Recipient of Massive Bribe

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A Utah businessman is rocking both state and national politics after claiming Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped him broker a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear, the Salt Lake Tribune reports . Jeremy Johnson was allegedly…

Jeb Bush, Rick Scott and former Gov. Martinez: FL Senate should vote on DREAMer tuition bill

Jeb Bush, Rick Scott and former Gov. Martinez: FL Senate should vote on DREAMer tuition bill

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From a press release: TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott and former Governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez advocated for lowering tuition by advancing SB 1400, which would allow all Florida students, regardless of their background, to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. Governor Scott said, “Students who…

April 19, 2014 Grumpy Daily Headlines

April 19, 2014 Grumpy Daily Headlines

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    Want to Abolish Abortion? Privatize It – Gabriella Hoffman – Page 1 Shared by Gabriella Hoffman townhall.com - The Left’s favorite holiday has thankfully come and gone. As Americans filed their taxes this year, many were astonished to discover certain medical expenses now qualify for tax deductions. When go……

Mohammed Pedro Whitaker ID’d as Kansas City Highway Shooter; Charged With 18 Felonies

Mohammed Pedro Whitaker ID’d as Kansas City Highway Shooter; Charged With 18 Felonies

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Kansas City police and agents from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms with canines investigated a shooting along southbound Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Mo. Police have connected 12 shootings targeting vehicles on Kansas City-area roads and highways since early…

Michigan: Governor creates Arabic brochure to lure foreigners from Middle East

Michigan: Governor creates Arabic brochure to lure foreigners from Middle East

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Rather than give American citizens and small businesses incentives to take risk and create businesses and jobs, Michigan’s Republican governor is giving breaks to lure foreigners. via Michigan looks to Asia, Middle East in bid to lure foreign investors, job creators | MLive.com . h/t D Michigan is…

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