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It may still be summer, but the school year is right around the corner, which means now is a good time to focus a bit on the health of our educational environment since that environment is an immediate reflection of our priorities, and our morals, as a nation. As far as the health of our students, 88 percent of high school students have access to sugary drinks on campus. Add in an increasingly sedentary curriculum and it is no wonder diabetes and obesity are off the charts.
Meanwhile, our learning objectives may be falling short. Take this example. The purpose of an environmentally-focused education is strengthen the bonds and commitment we have to our natural world. But is it having the opposite effect?
If it seems like summer vacation is shorter and shorter every year, maybe that’s because it is. Schools are adding learning time in their calendars, bumping school years up to 200 days.
It’s not just school that is around the corner. With less than 100 days till the election, take a look at this handy interactive map detailing voter suppression efforts state-by-state.
Now this is a story with some potential: here are Mitt Romney’s three biggest lies–of the week.
Anti-choice activists are re-thinking their strategy of using primarily white men to do their politicking and are now recruiting radical right wing immigrant women to take up their cause.
There’s only one of two possible right answers here: either Texas Governor Rick Perry is really a total buffoon, or he’s a cynical, self-serving politician.
Young women may be able to stay on their parents insurance until they are 26 thanks to Obamacare, but that doesn’t mean the insurance company has to cover the cost of their pregnancies.
Judy Molland offers this really nice piece on Maeve Binchy and asks whether a childless woman author can create good mom characters.
Hate runs so deep and so hot that this Denver baker would rather shut down before making a gay wedding cake.
Police in Washington tasered and jailed this deaf woman AFTER she called officers for help because she was being assaulted in her home.
Go ahead, TRY not to get this tune stuck in your head.
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