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Arne Duncan: Common Core Transition Will Give States More Time To Make Evaluations Count

In what some see as a tacit recognition of the Obama administration’s overreach into nitty-gritty management of America’s schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give states a reprieve from certain aspects of teacher evaluations’ consequences and the new wave of testing tied to the Common Core. 73 more words



Photo Credit: Fred Gildersleeve (1881-1958)

Why is democracy the ideal form of government?:

Because otherwise — to use the philosopher Montesquieu’s phrase from The Spirit of Laws… 501 more words

Social Studies

More On Judicial Transparency

We’ve written a number of times about the benefits of judicial transparency. ┬áIn an interview published in the July 2014 issue of the ABA Journal… 438 more words

Legal Consumer

Rightly dividing The Word Of Truth: Back to a verse-less Bible

how many times have you heard a preacher tell congregants that they should learn to “rightly divide the word of truth?” Or, that some other preacher or pastor “does not rightly divide the word of truth?” and, this preacher usually means that someone ignorant should learn to understand scripture from what they claim it states, or that someone has misinterpreted scripture…or that someone does not have the truth or anointing to properly translate from the text what the Word of Truth is saying. 584 more words


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Homeschoolers take on Common Core reforms

July 10, 2014 by Michael D. Clark

Long before eight states began rejecting Common Core school reforms, the sweeping new academic standards were considered enemy combatants in Lesley Hodge’s Loveland home. 238 more words


Memories of Eddie...........

I can’t remember the first time I met Eddie Ellis. It was sometime in 1997, most likely at one of the meetings for local activists seeking to reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws. 794 more words