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(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

“Quote of the Day”

Do the right thing – Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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June 12, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Think of the Children” – Paul Krugman

Via: NY Times

Every time I hear some smug pundit or politician saying that we can’t spend to create jobs because that would be laying too much of a burden on our children, I get angry — because of reports like this:

For this generation of young people, the future looks bleak. Only one in six is working full time. Three out of five live with their parents or other relatives. A large majority — 73 percent — think they need more education to find a successful career, but only half of those say they will definitely enroll in the next few years.

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No, they are not the idle youth of Greece or Spain or Egypt. They are the youth of America, the world’s richest country, who do not have college degrees and aren’t getting them anytime soon.

Everything we know says that this generation will never — NEVER — recover from the terrible job market into which it has graduated.

But hey, we can’t do anything about that; we must have austerity, for the sake of the next generation.

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Paul Krugman’s Blog – ‘Conscience of a Liberal’

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/

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June 10, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“A Better AMERCIA – I’m with Mitt”

Via: Instagram

“The new Romney app”

http://instagr.am/p/LO5EGZh9LY/

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personal thought:

Aw great, ANOTHER ‘Education President.

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May 30, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Philip Jones Griffiths – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

1952 – GB. Liverpool, School Outing.This group of school children and their teacher were waiting to board a bus. Liverpudlians have always expressed an intensity rarely seen on other faces.
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When Evelyn Waugh described people like this in his novels, he was accused of fantasy.
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See MANY MORE amazing images, HERE:
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http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox&ALID=2K7O3R149D29&IT=ThumbImage01_VForm&CT=Album
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Jones Griffiths was born in Rhuddlan, to Joseph Griffiths, who supervised the local trucking service of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and Catherine Jones, Rhuddlan’s district nurse, who ran a small maternity clinic at home.

He studied pharmacy in Liverpool and worked in London as the night manager at the Piccadilly branch of Boots, while also working as a part-time photographer for the Manchester Guardian.

His first photograph was of a friend, taken with the family Brownie in a rowboat off Holyhead.

Read more. HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Jones_Griffiths

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

flashback 5/5/88 – “You too can be a janitor” speech

Via: Mock, Paper, Scissors

With its most famous teacher, Jamie Escalante, immortalized in a Hollywood film, East L.A.’s Garfield High School gets a visit from George Bush.

“You don’t have to go to college to be a success,” the would-be Education President says, seemingly unaware that the school sends 70 PERCENT of its mainly Hispanic students to college.

“We need the people who run the offices, the people who do the hard physical work of our society.”

It becomes known among snide aides as his “You too can be a janitor” speech.

http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/2012/05/05/today-in-history-61/#comments

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March 31,2010 – Teacher who inspired ‘Stand and Deliver’ film dies

Jaime Escalante transformed a tough East Los Angeles high school by motivating struggling inner-city students to master advanced math, became one of America’s most famous teachers and inspired the movie “Stand and Deliver.”

He died Tuesday at age 79 after battling cancer for several years, family friend Keith Miller said.

Escalante used his outsized personality to goad his working-class Mexican-American students to succeed, said Elsa Bolado, 45, one of his former pupils.

Bolado, now an elementary school teacher and trainer, remembers Escalante’s charisma, the way he built her confidence with long hours of solving problems and how he inspired her career choice with his unorthodox approach to learning.

“Teaching is an art form. There’s a lot of practicioners and very few artists. He was a master artist,” she said.

Read more, HERE:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/31/escalante-obit/

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prediction:

I predict it will be only a matter of days, possibly hours, before Mitt Romney begins using, “You too can be a janitor” as his major education theme.

Gawd help us!

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May 8, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BEST. DAY. EVER.

Via: Huffington Post

President Barack Obama may have just had his favorite day as leader of the free world.

At a White House science fair on Tuesday, during which Obama announced a plan to request funding for a new Education Department competition to support math and science teacher preparation programs, Obama perused projects designed by more than 100 students from across the country.

With his science geek on full display, Obama also gleefully partook in a demonstration of the “Extreme Marshmallow Cannon,” blasting pillowy bits of sugar at the drapes of the State Dining Room. It’s safe to say the president was impressed by the contraption, built by 14-year-old Joey Hudy from Phoenix, Ariz.

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During his address, Obama also made “a special plea” to the media, encouraging them to dedicate coverage to the issues that were raised at the event.

“Pay attention to this. This is important,” Obama said during remarks in the East Room. “This doesn’t just belong on the back pages of a newspaper. We’ve got to lift this up and emphasize how important this is and recognize these incredible young people. This is what inspires me and gets me up every day.”

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You can read the rest of the story, and watch the video, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/07/obama-marshmallow-cannon-joey-hudy_n_1260850.html

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’77 – Pride and Inspiration – ‘My Sons’

http://jonsfamily.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/77-%e2%80%93-pride-inspiration-my-sons/

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February 8, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Obama | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Students on their way to school

Pattaya, Thaiand

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Anytown, USA

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January 21, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment