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Are Teacher Evaluations Education 'Reform's' Biggest Bust?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: education reform, teachers )

Bruce C
- 191 days ago - educationopportunitynetwork.org
Would you like your job performance judged by a five-year old? For our children and our future, please read this from Education Opportunity Network and sign their Declaration here: http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/ed ucation_announcement/
Paul Ryan Declares War Against Math
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, republicans, lies, government, budget, dishonesty )

Bruce C
- 28 days ago - nymag.com
He had been caricatured as an Ayn Rand miser and attacked as a social Darwinist, merely for proposing the largest upward transfer of wealth in American history. Ryan has identified the root cause of his difficulties, and it is fiscal arithmetic.
Ben Affleck Calls Out Bill Maher and Sam Harris on Their Islamaphobia: 'It's Gross and Racist'
Society & Culture  (tags: Islamophobia, bigotry, ethics, religion, society, politics )

Bruce C
- 19 days ago - truthdig.com
No matter how often people such as Maher and Harris protest that Islamophobia is nothing more than a "meme [we're sold]," their statements just go to show that this form of bias not only exists but is as rampant as ever, even in so-called liberal circles.
Ask Congress to Support the Responsible Estate Tax Act, S.2899.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, taxes, economic inequality, fairness, super-rich )

Bruce C
- 21 hours ago - act.americansfortaxfairness.org
Bernie Sanders' Responsible Estate Tax Act will require the super-wealthy to pay more in taxes, impose a 10% surtax on billionaire estates and close a major loophole. Even with these changes, 99.7% of Americans will NOT pay a nickel in the estate tax.
The Fake Abortion Clinics of America: Misconception
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, health care, women's reproductive rights, deception, dishonesty, lies )

Bruce C
- 2 hours ago - news.vice.com
Women across America who are seeking abortions are accidentally booking appointments at crisis pregnancy centers -- pro-life, government-funded religious centers that don't provide abortions, but instead try to talk women out of terminating their pregnacy
Reward Doubles to Catch Tasmanian Devil Killer
Society & Culture  (tags: Albuquerque Bio Park, Tasmanian Devil, Australia, murder, sadness, reward, police, society, humans, news, education, ethics, abuse )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - krqe.com
The reward to find the person responsible for killing a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo has now doubled to $10,000. Laurel Westman of Corrales came forward to offer an additional $5,000 reward to find the killer
Tasmanian Devil Death May Put Project in Jeopardy (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Albuquerque Bio Park, Jasper the Tasmanian Devil, Australia, breeding program, death, society, crime, sadness, news )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - krqe.com
The Albuquerque BioPark has been planning to open a Tasmanian Devil breeding facility for months. The zoo even has renderings of what the site would look like, but now the new addition could be in jeopardy after one of the devils died this week.
WATCH: Bystanders at Dallas Airport Stop Antigay Attack By Piling on Drunk Bully ~ STRONG LANGUAGE!
Society & Culture  (tags: Dallas airport, homophobia, violence, gayrights, freedoms, law, police, news, ethics, society, safety )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - rawstory.com
In the video embedded below, an apparently intoxicated man attacks another passenger who he believes is gay. Within seconds, a number of bystanders leap into action to take the attacker down and hold him until police can handcuff him and lead him away.
'This Is Just Bullsh*t': Texas Woman Says State Trooper Harassed Her Over Getting Voter ID
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Austin Texas, DPS, state trooper, voter ID, voter ID law, intimidation, ethics, dishonesty, police, society, freedoms, rights, politics, law, news, government, republicans, dishonesty, elections, politics, corruption )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - rawstory.com
A Texas woman was harassed by a state trooper while attempting to obtain the special ID required for voters, MSNBC reported on Friday. "I'm 62 years old," Lynne Messinger said about the encounter. "I've been voting for a long time, and this is just bull..
 
 
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