Posts Tagged ‘EAG’

Bill Donahue: Common Core proponents strong-arming Catholic schools

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MANASSAS, Va. – Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote in an article today, “[W]e do object to the tactics being used by paid advocates [of Common Core] to whip Catholics into line.” Donohue was commenting on the recent attempts by a Gates Foundation-funded organization to counter the declining support for the Common Core by “strong-arm[ing]” Catholic educators and opposing The Cardinal Newman Society, as was reported.
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Chicago-based federal judge envisions ‘rape license’ for ‘right to rape’

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CHICAGO – Judge Richard Posner, a federal judge with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, recently become a hero to the pro-”gay marriage” left when, by way of a “legal analysis” free from the troublesome constraints of logic, case precedent, biology, tradition and reality in general, he managed to somehow divine a long-hidden constitutional “right” for two dudes to get “married.”
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Striking teacher tells students to misbehave for subs

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The teachers union in Reynoldsburg, representing teachers, guidance counselors, nurses and other certified staff, has been on strike since last Thursday, following failed collective bargaining negotiations with the school board.
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Liberal radio host compares voting for Hillary Clinton to a colonoscopy, chewing on aluminum foil

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MADISON, Wis. – Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may be an early frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but not everyone on the Left is excited about it. John “Sly” Sylvester, an outspoken pro-union liberal radio talkshow host in Madison, added his voice recently to the growing chorus of liberal and Democrat concern about Clinton’s potential bid for the White House.
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Gates-funded lobby pushes Common Core in Catholic schools, targets Newman Society

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MANASSAS, Va. – A Washington, D.C., organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—which has invested millions of dollars to develop and promote the controversial Common Core school standards—is contacting Catholic school leaders in an effort to reverse declining support for the Common Core and to oppose The Cardinal Newman Society’s “Catholic Is our Core” initiative.
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Common Core not controversial in Washoe County? So says – one guy?

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WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. – On September 17, 2014, Mr. Robert Pondiscio of The Fordham Institute said, “Common Core is not controversial” in Washoe County. I think his editor may have left some words out of that sentence. My guess is it originally read – Common Core is not controversial in the office of Washoe County’s, curriculum and instruction specialist Aaron Grossman, during my closed door interview with him. That sounds slightly less fictional.
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Education under the new Swedish order

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just over a week ago, Swedes threw out the relatively pro-market coalition that had goverened the country for the past 8 years, handing power (though not an outright majority) to a new left-of-center coalition.
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Six reasons rural families should (and can) have school choice

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INDIANAPOLIS – A common argument against school choice in rural America is that there just aren’t enough schools from which to choose. But the more you understand about choice policy and the rural-schools landscape, the more you realize this argument actually distorts the facts, obscures rural students’ needs, and undersells the tools available to families, educators, and communities. Six points are worth keeping in mind.
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