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South Dakota House: Abolish U.S. Dept. of Education

South Dakota House: Abolish U.S. Dept. of Education

Related Stories PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota House yesterday voted 48-20 on  HCR 1003 which is a resolution calling on Congress to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. This resolution was introduced by Rep. Jim Bolin with the following Representatives and Senators signing on: Representatives Brunner, Campbell, Craig, DiSanto, Greenfield (Lana), Haggar (Don), Haugaard, Hickey, Kaiser, Klumb, Latterell, Marty, May, Qualm, Russell, Stalzer, Verchio, and Wiik and Senators Olson, Haggar (Jenna), Jensen (Phil), […]

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Charter Schools USA Expands – Qualifies for Handout From Taxpayers

Charter Schools USA Expands – Qualifies for Handout From Taxpayers

Rate This From Brian Brandel in South Florida Business Journal : Charter Schools USA , one of the largest for-profit operators of charter schools in the nation, qualified for public incentives to expand its Fort Lauderdale headquarters. The company could earn $365,000 from the state and the city through the Qualified Target Industry (QTI) program should it create 73 jobs at an average salary of $60,000 as well as retain its existing 188 Florida […]

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KNOW THE LAW! Required Academic Standards

KNOW THE LAW! Required Academic Standards

Rear view of class raising hands Minnesota Statute 120B.021  REQUIRED ACADEMIC STANDARDS    Part 2: How do “objective”, “measurable” and “grade-appropriate standards” written at a federal level and without a “specific teaching methodology or curriculum” consistently work within the sovereign legalities of our Minnesota and US Constitutions? We’re back with another in the series of knowing education law in the state of Minnesota. Subdivision 2 governs academic standards development, including standards adoption by the […]

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Amid Scandal, Pearson Closes Controversial Charitable Foundation Which Helped Fuel Jeb Bush’s Empire Closes

Amid Scandal, Pearson Closes Controversial Charitable Foundation Which Helped Fuel Jeb Bush’s Empire Closes

Rate This Described by conservative Brietbart News as the “King of Common Core,” Pearson announced it was closing its charitable foundation amid irregularities in relationships it developed with state education executives. Writes Dr. Susan Berry: Publishing giant Pearson Inc. is set to rake in billions of dollars in profits related to the implementation of the Common Core standards, but the corporation is now dealing with legal problems exposing some of its suspicious methods that have […]

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Radical idea: How about having profs teach more?

Radical idea: How about having profs teach more?

Related Stories MADISON, Wis. – Faced with a massive $300 million budget cut , University of Wisconsin officials might want to revisit a radical idea: Actually making professors teach. The average professor at a major university  now teaches just 1.8 courses per semester . Since the average class hour is actually 50 minutes, that translates into less than five hours of actual teaching a week.  Good work if you can get it. But more […]

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Montana school district: No elementary math books, but superintendent gets $45k raise

Montana school district: No elementary math books, but superintendent gets $45k raise

Related Stories MISSOULA, Mont. – In 2012, Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Alex Apostle dismissed a massive student protest over a raise he received from the school board, saying, “My contract is an adult issue, not a student issue, quite frankly.” So last year an adult in the community, Brian O’Leary, decided to address the issue with Apostle. O’Leary was concerned because his children did not have math textbooks for their elementary classes. “The […]

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Communist Party chairman: Utilize Democratic Party to advance agenda

Communist Party chairman: Utilize Democratic Party to advance agenda

Related Stories NEW HAVEN, Conn. – For more than a century, as the ideas of Karl Marx began immigrating to the U.S., there has always been a connection between Marxists and the U.S. labor movement. For some Marxists, like the Industrial Workers of the World in the early 1900s, the overthrow of capitalism should be done through revolution. Others, however, believed in taking a more  Fabian approach —that is, a slower, incremental strategy focused […]

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Are You Too Shy, Very Sad, Have Senior Moments? You Might Be Crazy!

Are You Too Shy, Very Sad, Have Senior Moments? You Might Be Crazy!

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) amended the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and is under heavy criticism for classifying ‘normal behaviors’ and ‘normal’ activities as symptoms of mental illness in this year’s manual. Internet ‘addiction’, shyness, senior moments, and conspiracy theories could be symptoms of mental illness. If a therapist decides you are on the Internet too much, you could be labelled mentally ill. Who is going to talk to a doctor who thinks you’re crazy because of […]

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CUNY: Don’t Call Students ‘Mr., Mrs. or Ms.’ Because That’s Maybe Disrespectful

CUNY: Don’t Call Students ‘Mr., Mrs. or Ms.’ Because That’s Maybe Disrespectful

Be careful what you say in here. Comments 59 Katherine Timpf The Graduate Center of the City University of New York issued a memo advising staff not to address any students as “Mr., Mrs. or Ms.” beginning this spring because some could find it disrespectful. The policy is intended to “ensure a respectful, welcoming and gender-inclusive learning environment . . . and to accommodate properly the diverse population of current and prospective students,” according to […]

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University of Wisconsin discontinues live cat experiments

University of Wisconsin discontinues live cat experiments

Related Stories MADISON, Wis. – A University of Wisconsin laboratory is discontinuing the use of live cats in experiments. The experiments – which PETA deemed cruel – are retiring, along with chief researcher Tom Yin. “In 2009 PETA sought information on Yin’s experiments through an open records request, which led to investigations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Health,” WKZO reports . While the lab was cleared in those […]

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School MLK Day quiz: South was segregated because ‘hot weather made white people angry’

School MLK Day quiz: South was segregated because ‘hot weather made white people angry’

Related Stories LOVINGTON, N.M. – Some parents of fourth graders in Lovington, New Mexico are upset over an online quiz students took on Martin Luther King, Dr. Day because they claim it’s racist. The controversy centers around one question on a quiz administered to New Mexico student through the company BrainPop that asks: Why was segregation more common in the south? One of wrong answers on the multiple choice question reads: “Because hot weather […]

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Students encouraged to apply for porn-funded scholarship

Students encouraged to apply for porn-funded scholarship

Porn star Mercedes Carrera created a scholarship for college students interested in math and science. Carrera solicited donations to fund the scholarship during a live, erotic webcam show. She hopes the scholarship will help “build bridges” between the porn industry and charities. Sex sells—or, in this case, fund-raises. Beginning in February, current and prospective college students considering careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will be eligible to apply for a scholarship funded […]

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President Obama pushes tax on college savings plans

President Obama pushes tax on college savings plans

After recent promises to simplify the tax code and assist the middle class , President Obama is now pushing a tax increase on many families that earn less than $150,000 annually. Currently, those who participate in a 529 college savings plan can withdraw their children’s college nest egg without facing a tax, an incentive that has boosted enrollment in the state run savings programs. "Middle income families that have worked hard and saved to […]

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Cops: Mother and daughter assaulted and stabbed school officials, student

Cops: Mother and daughter assaulted and stabbed school officials, student

Related Stories CHICAGO – A mother and daughter are in jail after one allegedly stabbed a school security officer and the other beat the man and an administrator with her fists on a visit to a local elementary last week. Debbie Wilson, 45, and her daughter, also Debbie Wilson, 26, were jailed last week after they went to Carrie Jacobs Bond Elementary School Tuesday to pick up the older woman’s 14-year-old daughter over a […]

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