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  • New Mexico sued over public-school financing

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Parents of public school students have sued the state to increase funding for education and target more assistance to disadvantaged students who are living in poverty or learning English. The lawsuit was announced Thursday by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, which...

  • Watchdog group: UNC broke state law by harassing Willingham

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says....

  • Get to know the Common Core marketing overlords

    They're everywhere. Turn on Fox News, local news, Animal Planet, HGTV or talk radio. Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology racket. Who's funding these...

  • Obama to push myths about working women in Florida

    President Obama will be in Florida on Thursday to speak at Valencia Community College in Orlando about challenges that women face. Challenges like equal pay and getting more women access to higher education. This would be a good time to, once again, dispel the unequal pay myth that Obama and...

  • Revolt against the tyrants of standardized testing

    Have you had enough of the testing tyranny? Join the club. To be clear: I'm not against all standardized academic tests. My kids excel on tests. The problem is that there are too damned many of these top-down assessments, measuring who knows what, using our children as guinea pigs and cash cows.

  • In-state tuition bill survives close Florida Senate vote

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An effort to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally is deeply dividing the Republican-controlled Legislature. A Senate committee on Tuesday barely approved the legislation (SB 1400) after four GOP...

  • Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful would cut school vouchers

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said Tuesday that the state should not have expanded the private school voucher program statewide or created a new private school tax deduction. Calling the tax breaks and voucher spending "a new entitlement program that...

  • California's diversity undermining effort to reinstate college affirmative action policy

    Three Asian-American state senators killed an effort to reinstate affirmative action for college admissions in California. On Monday, Assembly Speaker John Perez announced he was shelving a bill that would have rolled back Prop 209, the 1996 ballot initiative that banned the practice, after the...

  • States looking at $0 community college tuition

    Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

  • Amy Chua's latest is a tiger of a book

    Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners tough love approach to raising children. She and her husband Jed Rubenfeld (a fellow Yale law professor) have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year.

  • Arizona community college may freeze veteran enrollment

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima Community College may have to halt enrollment for military veterans due to problems with its record-keeping systems. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs requested last week an examination of whether the college should continue serving veteran students, the Arizona...

  • K-12 students receiving free breakfast on the rise in the U.S.

    Washington, D.C., is seeing a rapid growth in the number of K-12 students eating a free breakfast at school. In the District, the rate went up by 72 percent between 2009 to 2013, from 20,431 participating students to 35,038. Compared to all 50 states, D.C. saw the fastest growth. The number of...

  • Groundbreaking set for physics research facility at Michigan State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University. The school says an event celebrating the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is planned for Monday morning on the university's East Lansing campus. U.S. Sens. Carl...

  • California union: Fewer teachers facing layoffs

    Fewer teachers are expected to be laid off this year than the previous four school terms according to the state's largest teachers union.

  • Obama puts target on for-profit colleges

    The Obama administration is making a new push to crack down on for-profit colleges, saying Thursday that it would stop the flow of taxpayer dollars to schools that don't properly prepare students for the job market. “Higher education should open up doors of opportunity, but students in these...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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