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January 2015 Blog Posts (21)

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children


WebMD News from HealthDay

By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- …

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 31, 2015 at 6:23pm — No Comments

US Family Breakdown=Poverty=School Drop Outs=Prison

21 January 2015 The Report Card

Robert George

Princeton University

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org According to Princeton’s Robert George, single parent families are a key cause of poverty,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 31, 2015 at 6:08am — No Comments

How States Are Spending Money in Education

The District of Columbia spends the most per student nationwide.

By Jan. 29, 2015 |U.S. News And World Report

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Per-student spending decreased in most states between 2011 and 2012.

The amount of money states spend on each student for instruction and instruction-related…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 31, 2015 at 5:35am — No Comments

Gov. Coumo Takes on the Teacher’s Union

30 January 2015 The Report Card

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org New York spends $19,552 per student, more than any other state in America. Yet only 40% of 4th graders are proficient in math, and 37% in Reading. City College of NY says that 80% who attend the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 31, 2015 at 5:22am — No Comments

VIDEO: Alabama teachers union honks car horns during kids’ rally for school choice

KYLE OLSON 1-29-15 EAG

Kyle founded Education Action Group in 2007. 

Find Kyle on Twitter. 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It’s National School Choice Week and that means children are celebrating their current high-quality educational opportunities or are…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 30, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

7 school bills Arizona parents need to know about



The Legislature will face big decisions this session on the state budget and funding for education.

Among the hundreds of bills proposed are…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 30, 2015 at 12:15am — No Comments

St. Paul district spent $60k attending ‘white privilege’ conferences last school year

EAG News 1-26-15

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Taxpayers naively accept the explanations of public officials far too often.



For instance, when the St. Paul, Minnesota school district unveiled its proposed 2013-14 budget, it included a plan to use $12.6 million in fund…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

NAACP Attempts To Kill School Choice

Education Watchdogs January 22, 2015 

by Jeff Bergosh | Watchdog Arena

The struggle for school choice is heating up to a roiling boil in the state of Florida, with 70,000 students and their parents as…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 25, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Is The Use Of "Beyond Textbooks" Violating Arizona Law? You Be The Judge

Gilbert Watch 1-20-15

As of this writing, over 90 Arizona schools and school districts have adopted a K-12 educational program called Beyond Textbooks (BT).  BT was designed by the Vail…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 25, 2015 at 12:18pm — No Comments

As school choice looms in Texas, public schools use tax dollars for image rehab

Lou Ann Anderson 1-23-15 Education Watchdogs

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PUBLIC ED MARKETING 101: Partially paid for by taxpayers, PR campaigns by the Texas public education sector are in full force as school districts face concerns over increased competition…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 25, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Student Loan 'Profits' Show Government Should Get Out Of Student Loan Business

by Jeffrey Dorfman 4-19-14 Forbes

This week Shahein Nasiripour at The Huffington Post reported on the huge projected profit from the government run student loan program. The article mostly focuses on how wrong it is for the government to be profiting from lending money to college students and whether these projected profits could be used to lower the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 22, 2015 at 5:27am — No Comments

Yes, college is too expensive—but forgiving student loans won’t fix it

RARE American News Feed 6-30-15

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 21, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments

It's Been A While Since I've Told You How Much Teachers' Unions Suck. But LOOK HOW MUCH THEY STILL DO!

Sunday, 01/18/2015 - 09:57 am EST Chicks On The Right


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Added by Harry Mathews on January 19, 2015 at 1:08am — No Comments

HB2064 "Classroom Civics" Bill Passes on Bi-Partisan Vote

Most of you have heard the news!  Both the House and Senate passed a bi-partisan bill, HB2064,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 16, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

How ‘free’ would Obama’s ‘free community college’ plan be?

By  Doug Powers  •  January 10, 2015 - **Written by Doug Powers

I can hear it already: “If you like your current community college, you can keep your current community college.”

The wind-up:

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And the …

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 13, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Buffalo schools spend $5.4 million on free plastic surgeries for teachers

KYLE OLSON 

1-9-15

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Even a $50 million budget deficit in the Buffalo school district couldn’t convince members of the Buffalo Federation of Teachers to cut down on their taxpayer-funded tummy tucks, breast lifts and nose jobs.

In fact, school district spending on the unique…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 11, 2015 at 1:11am — No Comments

NAEP 2013 Reading & Math Scores “A Disgrace”

23 September 2014 The Report Card

Spending way up, scores down

Editor: www.thereportcard.org The NAEP, The Department of Education’s assessment of student performance has been released for 2013, and it’s a disgrace…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 9, 2015 at 6:59am — 2 Comments

All the Children Left Behind

Jan. 8, 2015 The Patriot Post

s millions of students returned to school this week after Christmas break – pardon, “winter holiday” – 535 children legislators convened in Washington to determine, among other things, whether they will allow to continue unchecked the steep deterioration of America’s educational system.

No Child Left Behind, the behemoth federal legislation that’s left not simply one child but an entire generation behind, may…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 8, 2015 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Indiana Law: Students Must Pass Same Civics Test as Immigrants

02 January 2015 The Report Card

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org According to the US Department of Education, 88% of high school seniors are NOT proficient in US History, yet immigrants must pass an oral test about history and American government. Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 3, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

CAMPUS TOLERANCE FOR VIOLENCE

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 2, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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