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Mexican Immigration Policy Lowers the Cost of Central American Migration to the US

Mexican Immigration Policy Lowers the Cost of Central American Migration to the US

One persistent American complaint about the Mexican government’s opposition to immigration laws like Arizona’s SB-1070 is that Mexico’s immigration policy is far more restrictive than that of the United States or anything proposed in Arizona. In 2010, Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) articulately pointed out the Mexican government’s blatant hypocrisy. Brutal Mexican immigration laws were not only bad policy for Mexico but exposed an absurd level of hypocrisy. After Representative Poe’s comments, the Mexican government [...]

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SHOCK: Jewish students shown ‘photos of ovens and told to get in’ by classmates in Chicago

SHOCK: Jewish students shown ‘photos of ovens and told to get in’ by classmates in Chicago

Tweet Kyle Olson CHICAGO – A school principal has been reassigned after a series of shocking bullying incidents that targeted Jewish students. DNAinfo Chicago reports Ogden International School of Chicago principal Joshua VanderJagt asked to be reassigned because “challenges” arose after two students – one 14 years old and one 8 years old – suffered repeated threats by classmates. The challenges surrounded allegations from Ogden parent Lisa Wolf Clemente that her 14-year-old and 8-year-old [...]

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Ohio State Psychology Class Quiz Tells Students Atheists Are Smarter Than Christians

Ohio State Psychology Class Quiz Tells Students Atheists Are Smarter Than Christians

Education Share Creative Commons/Bible Illustrations by Sweet Media, Getty Images Here’s an actual, for-credit homework quiz in an undergraduate class called Psychology 1100 at Ohio State University: Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125. Which of the following statements would you expect to be true? •  Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian. •Aine earns less money than Theo. •  Theo is more liberal than Aine. [...]

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New website exposes sky-high public school salaries, including dozens of six-figure custodians

New website exposes sky-high public school salaries, including dozens of six-figure custodians

Tweet Victor Skinner LOS ANGELES – California school employees are squirming to justify their top-dollar salaries to the public after a government watchdog group recently launched an online database with the eye-opening compensation records of over a half-million employees. “The public votes on tax measures, bond measures without complete knowledge about how the money is being spent,” Ed Ring, executive director of the California Policy Center, told the LA Times . “Taxpayers are paying [...]

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Florida Law Firm Requests More Cash From Indiana for Florida-Based Charter Schools USA

Florida Law Firm Requests More Cash From Indiana for Florida-Based Charter Schools USA

Charter Schools USA executive Sherry Hage boasted last month  about “opening schools in areas of highest need,” but all isn’t going so well in three Indiana schools she and her husband took over in 2012. From reporters Eric Weddle and Scott Elliott in the Indianapolis Star : The four takeover schools in Indianapolis lost huge numbers of students — between 35 and 60 percent at each school — between the start of classes in [...]

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Andy Gardiner’s Demogoguery Misleads Floridians on FEA Lawsuit

Andy Gardiner’s Demogoguery Misleads Floridians on FEA Lawsuit

The incoming president of the Florida Senate cannot be trusted on education policy. Not if he’s going to deliberately mislead Floridians while  misrepresenting the position of the state’s teachers. Senator Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) writes in the Tampa Tribune that “union bosses, union politics or union lawyers, ” filed a lawsuit earlier this month to block families of students with disabilities from receiving Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts. I am a father who personally understands the unique [...]

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John McCain’s New Pro-Invasion Bill Spends $100 MILLION, Does Nothing More than Make it a Federal Crime to Block DHS Buses, Opens Up Processing Centers in Foreign Nations and Provides Refugee Status for Illegal Aliens

John McCain’s New Pro-Invasion Bill Spends $100 MILLION, Does Nothing More than Make it a Federal Crime to Block DHS Buses, Opens Up Processing Centers in Foreign Nations and Provides Refugee Status for Illegal Aliens

The level of U.S. government involvement in the invasion plaguing the Republic is staggering. Once we scratch beyond the mainstream media’s shallow surface we find layers upon layers of treason. And even with the layers of treason and direct fault at the foot of the government, Congress does absolutely nothing to address it or represent the will of the people. Unfortunately, thanks to John McCain and Jeff Flake, it’s all about to get much [...]

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Mouthpieces For Jeb Bush Launch Transparent Political Attack on Teacher Unions

Mouthpieces For Jeb Bush Launch Transparent Political Attack on Teacher Unions

It’s doubtful that two state education chiefs wrote the recent Washington Post column which claimed that teacher unions were “sacrificing higher standards to avoid accountability.”What’s more of a political hit piece was most likely crafted by the hacks at Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education. The two ed chiefs – New Mexico’s Hanna Skandera and Tennessee’s Kevin Huffman are both among   Bush’s Chiefs for Change. Huffman, a Teach for America alum, is Michelle [...]

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Florida schools brace for flood of border kids

Florida schools brace for flood of border kids

Tweet Watchdog.org Watchdog.org is a collection of independent journalists covering state-specific and local government activity. The program began in September 2009, a project of Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting new media journalism. Archive » MIAMI — With more than 51,000 unaccompanied Central American children already here, and more expected to come, school officials ask the federal government for a helping hand. Border kids costs more [...]

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Professor Who Claimed ‘MORAL RIGHT’ To Censor, Batter Teen Abortion Foe Pleads No Contest

Professor Who Claimed ‘MORAL RIGHT’ To Censor, Batter Teen Abortion Foe Pleads No Contest

Remember the University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor who forcibly stole a graphic anti-abortion sign from two abortion protesters, then scratched and appeared to push one of the protesters (a 16-year-old girl), then destroyed the sign? She pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of grand theft, vandalism and battery on Thursday. The crime went down back in March when the professor, Mireille Miller-Young, rallied up a small gaggle of female vigilantes and [...]

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Testmakers Dispute Glenn Beck Claims Of Corporate Plot

Testmakers Dispute Glenn Beck Claims Of Corporate Plot

Glenn Beck addresses the crowd during a Tea Party rally to "Audit the IRS" in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 19, 2013. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron) Share Smarter Balanced and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), the two major test consortia creating new standardized tests aligned to Common Core, are pushing back against claims they are a front for corporate profiteering. Radio host Glenn Beck’s recent national town hall [...]

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Homeschoolers Confident They Can Sink Disability Convention

Homeschoolers Confident They Can Sink Disability Convention

Daily Caller News Foundation A security guard walks past the United Nations logo at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, August 31, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Share A controversial treaty on the rights of the disabled has reappeared in the Senate two years after it was defeated, with Democrats believing this time around they can muster the votes needed for ratification. Fierce opposition, however, is once again emanating from a surprising source: the American homeschooling [...]

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Unapologetic Conservatism from a Lady Patriot

Unapologetic Conservatism from a Lady Patriot

Unapologetic Conservatism from a Lady Patriot Have you ever gotten the idea that someone is making you feel just not welcome like you used to be? This is certainly not the case for our friends coming over the border by the thousands every day. Many of them are abandoned children, delivered to the border by smugglers and drug cartels. The children, ranging in age from very young to their early 20′s, are told to [...]

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Organization Strongly Disputes Charter School Study

Organization Strongly Disputes Charter School Study

A rival organization is sharply disputing a recent study from the University of Arkansas’s School Choice Demonstration Project purporting to show that charter schools are vastly more efficient at achieving higher test scores. The Arkansas study found that, on average, charter schools produce a 40 percent greater return in increased test scores for every $1,000 per pupil spent on teaching a particular subject. It also found that charter schools outperformed their public competition in [...]

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