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“Quote of the Day”

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personal thought:

You can deny it all you want, but Tesla was right.

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September 28, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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July 25, 2013 Posted by | President Obama, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

California Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop 60 PERCENT Thanks To Sex Education

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Via: Huffington Post

California’s teen pregnancy rate has dropped nearly 60 percent as a result of expanded sex education programs, according to a report released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Wednesday.

The report –- which was based on data collected until 2011 — revealed that the California teen pregnancy rate reached a 20-year low that year.

While in 1991, there were 70.9 births for every 1,000 teens aged 15-19.

In 2011 this number decreased to 28 births per 1,000 teens.

Teen pregnancy rates fell across all ethnic groups, according to the report.

The Hispanic teen birth rate dropped from 73.6 in 2001 to 42.7 in 2011 –- although Hispanics continue to be the group with the highest teen birth rate. Teen pregnancy rates for African-Americans, Whites and Asian-Americans also decreased significantly.

Several factors contributed to the falling pregnancy rates, the department said in a press release. One factor was the state’s school sex education program, which law requires to be comprehensive and medically accurate. The report also credits community-based education programs that provide sexual health information to teens and their parents.

Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/19/california-teen-pregnancy-rates-drop_n_3625090.html

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personal thought:

As a former Californian, it’s great to see the state taking such an important lead, again.

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July 20, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Malala – “Quotes of the Day”

UN-PAKISTAN-YOUTH-MALALA YOUSAFZAI

Via: Huffington Post

Malala Yousafzai spent her 16th birthday demanding compulsory education for young people worldwide.

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In a speech Friday at the UN in New York, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head in October 2012 for speaking out about her right to education, talked about how she represents some 57 million children around the world are not going to school.

The UN declared her birthday as “Malala Day.” Introduced by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Malala spoke out about terrorism, poverty and a united front calling for education.

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We realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. The extremists are afraid of books and pens.”

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“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.”

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/malala-day-at-un_n_3586266.html

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July 13, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Nigeria – Images

Via: Nigerian Nostalgia Project

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Peatwal Junior Primary School, Kano. 1960

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See more wonderful photos, HERE:

http://nigerianostalgia.tumblr.com/

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May 18, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Louisiana Thinks Funding School Run By ‘Apostle And Prophet’ Is Somehow Constitutional

Via: Wonkette

Louisiana’s exciting experiment in public-school vouchers is steaming forward, providing parents and children with educational excellence and traditional values, hooray!

But that’s not all!

It’s also an excellent lesson in how the free market can improve education, by taking taxpayer funds from the wasteful public schools and handing it to efficient private schools run by religious loons, just the way Real America wants.

Among the 119 voucher schools approved so far is New Orleans’ Light City Christian Academy, founded and run by Apostle Leonard Lucas.

The state’s voucher program will be sending this gentleman, who “walks in the fullness of his calling and wears the mantle of an Apostle and Prophet,” some $364,000 to educate 80 students ($364,000 / 80 = $4,550).

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Read more, HERE:

http://wonkette.com/481709/louisiana-thinks-funding-school-run-by-apostle-and-prophet-is-somehow-constitutional#more-481709

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“Praise the Lord, and pass the vouchers” said the Apostles: Lucas/Ryan/Romney!

President Obama supports PUBLIC SCHOOLSVote Biden/Obama!

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August 24, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Jindal, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indonesia – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

‘Going to School’

- by toniart57

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See more photos, HERE:

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Indonesia

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August 14, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

(2 of 2) – Jindal’s ‘Louisiana School Voucher Program’ – Science syllabus

What they now will teach in Louisiana:

“Bible-believing Christians cannot accept any evolutionary interpretation. Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time and may have even lived side by side (See photo) within the past few thousand years.”

Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007

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Via: Huffington Post:

Under Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping new school voucher program, tens of millions of Louisiana taxpayer dollars will be used to offer vouchers to more than half of the state’s poor and middle-class public school students.

These students can in turn use these vouchers to attend more than 120 private schools, including a number of small, Bible-based learning institutions that boast extreme anti-science and anti-history curriculums while championing creationism.

Earlier this week, C. Welton Gaddy, the president of a national multi-faith religious group, blasted Jindal’s program in a letter to the governor, claiming the effort represents “a ruthless attack on public education” and violates the separation of church and state.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/08/crazy-facts-students-will_n_1758003.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics#slide=1351588

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August 11, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(1 of 2) Jindal’s ‘Louisiana School Voucher Program’ – U.S. History syllabus

Via: Huffington Post

‘Homeless men line up for a place to sleep, New York, 1930′

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What they will now teach in Louisiana:

“Perhaps the best known work of propaganda to come from the Depression was John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath…

Other forms of propaganda included rumors of mortgage foreclosures, mass evictions, and hunger riots and exaggerated statistics representing the number of unemployed and homeless people in America.”

United States History: Heritage of Freedom, 2nd ed., A Beka Book, 1996

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Under Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping new school voucher program, tens of millions of Louisiana taxpayer dollars will be used to offer vouchers to more than half of the state’s poor and middle-class public school students. These students can in turn use these vouchers to attend more than 120 private schools, including a number of small, Bible-based learning institutions that boast extreme anti-science and anti-history curriculums while championing creationism.

Earlier this week, C. Welton Gaddy, the president of a national multi-faith religious group, blasted Jindal’s program in a letter to the governor, claiming the effort represents “a ruthless attack on public education” and violates the separation of church and state.”

Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/08/crazy-facts-students-will_n_1758003.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics#slide=1351584

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August 11, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Student Debt Hits the Middle-Aged

Via: WSJ

Student debt is rising sharply among all age groups, but middle-aged Americans appear to be struggling the most with payments, according to new data released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

The delinquency rate—or the percentage of debt on which no payment has been made for 90 days—was 11.9% for debt held by borrowers aged 40 to 49 as of March. That compares with a rate of 8.7% for borrowers of all ages.

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Many debtors over 40 are still paying balances from college years ago, while their home values and savings have declined sharply in recent years.

Some have stopped payments after losing jobs. Many parents—no longer able to tap home equity to pay for their children’s education—are taking out new student loans to do so. An Education Department program that provides loans to parents to fund their kids’ education is among the fastest-growing of the government’s education loan programs.

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Read more, HERE:

http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303612804577533332860797886.html

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July 19, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

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