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School Lunch Price Hikes Coming

Thanks to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, school lunches are about to get a price hike. The HHFKA was touted as a way to include more healthy foods in school lunches from Kindergarten through high school, but it’s proving to be a very expensive measure with unintended consequences. Wythe County schools in Virginia are telling parents they ...

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Tutoring Program For Colored Only? School Changes Mind.

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Ouch. This doesn’t help race relations. A Colorado school wanted to offer a bridge program to students who needed academic assistance. But when they sent out advertisements to families the program was listed as only open to minority children. A point which was reiterated by the principal. However, following backlash from parents and the media, the district changed it mind ...

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Texas Senators blast pro-socialist teaching curriculum

An electronic system used by more than 70 percent of school districts in Texas has recently come under attack by the state’s Senate Education Committee for promoting socialism and criticizing American values. The curriculum management system known as CSCOPE is used by teachers in 875 districts to manage their lesson plans while allowing them to customize material for their own ...

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Post Crisis: Overreaction at Schools

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The government, in particular our public schools, sometimes seems to lose common sense especially following a crisis. Everyone agrees that we must do as much as possible to stem the gun violence, especially in schools. But what happened to talking to the children and explaining the dangers of weapons in school? Shouldn’t a well educated teacher be able to tell ...

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Tonight on the Dark Side with Kira Davis

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12/2/12 – Halloween has passed but tonight we’ll share some spoooooky stories from the education front; and MSNBC’s Toure won’t stop saying stupid stuff. How can we fix that? Tune in tonight at 10pmET/7pm Pacific on the CDNews Network on Blogtalk Radio.

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Mother Teresa and the Destruction of Christianity

I am not Catholic but I am an Indian. Having lived in India for more than a decade of my life, I know a thing or two about the poor who continuously struggle with abject poverty and hopelessness every day. Thus, an attack against the character and reputation of Mother Teresa is incomprehensible to me. Yet, the ongoing onslaught against ...

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Your Kids Are Stupid, Horrible, and Fat

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This is the other side of the “teachers are so terrible” coin.  When our fat, texting under the table, kids think Pandora is a real country, then we might have problems. Laughs provided by Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Poll: Education Trumps Immigration among Top-Tier Issues for Latino Voters

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School choice receives strong support from likely voters in key 2012 battleground states WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Education ranks behind only the economy and jobs as the most important consideration among likely Latino voters in five battleground states, according to a survey released today by the American Federation for Children (AFC) and the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options ...

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Political Spin in the Classroom- How it’s Hurting America

Teachers go hyperbolic, again.

Benjamin Franklin once said “The good education of youth has been esteemed by wise men in all ages, as the surest foundation of the happiness both of private families and of common-wealths,” He and the rest of the Founders recognized that the continuation of liberty is in the hands of an educated electorate. When the people are uninformed, they can ...

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Teachers suffering from memory loss

It’s been a busy week on the education front in Virginia. The General Assembly, concerned about academics and discipline, defeated the “Tebow” bill that would have allowed homeschoolers to try out for high school athletic teams. And Assembly also defeated a tenure reform bill that would have made it easier to fire incompetent teachers mostly because of the fear that ...

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Democrats vote to keep a minority in the shadows

There is an underground society in today’s America. These invisible people pay taxes just like the rest of us, but are ostracized because of their background. The promise of America is denied them.  Instead they lead a clannish, insular existance, suspicious of the authorities and on the fringes of mainstream life. Often driving by some remote area, you may catch ...

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President’s Budget Proposal Fails to Fund D.C. Voucher Program

President Barack Obama's newly-released federal budget would not provide funding to the highly-successful D.C. voucher program, despite an agreement signed by the president last year that reauthorized the program.

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President's Budget Proposal Fails to Fund D.C. Voucher Program

President Barack Obama's newly-released federal budget would not provide funding to the highly-successful D.C. voucher program, despite an agreement signed by the president last year that reauthorized the program.

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Father Government: Federalizing Childcare

Even though she was evicted from her position as Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) is still trying to tell us how to run our own houses. Her latest frightful commitment to the American people is that if the Democrats are re-elected in 2012 “we will do to childcare what we did to healthcare.” As if that’s a ...

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