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Wednesday 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm
High-stakes test prep leaves less time for projects like the one above, created by students at PS 29. (PS 29 Brooklyn/Facebook) This post requires full disclosure: I could hardly be more involved in what I'm writing about here. Not only do my two children attend PS 29, one of the core teachers involved in the story teaches my son's class, I've personally worked with the teachers and parents trying to organize resistance to high-stakes testing...
Thursday 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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Bill O'Reilly likens the Nevada ranch debacle to the Occupy movement...

Thursday 24, 2014 at 5:21 pm
Cliven Bundy, everybody's favorite Nevada land-fee delinquent, took it to another level this week by questioning whether black people were better off as slaves. Bundy insists his comments weren't racist, just that he's "wondering" if black people have traded traditional slavery for slavery to the US government, in the form of subsidies. As Cliven Bundy's words ricochet through the news cycle, it's worth noting that he's not the only Bundy who's had some whack things to say in...
Thursday 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. There are many sides to whistleblowing. The one that most people don't know about is the very personal cost, prison aside, including the high cost of lawyers and the strain on family relations, that follows the decision to risk it all in an act of conscience. Here's a part of my own story I've not talked about much before. At age 53, everything changed. Following my whistleblowing first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle...
Thursday 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm
People for the American Way
Oliver Willis @ Media Matters: VIDEO: Cliven Bundy's Racist Comments. Josh Feldman @ Mediaite: Bundy Explains ‘Negro’ Remarks: ‘I’m Wondering’ If They’re ‘Better Off Being Slaves.’ Joe Jervis: PolitiFact Rates Ralph Reed's Claims About Gay Parenting As Totally False. Sarah Jones @ Wall of Separation: Moore Extremism: Alabama’s Infamous ‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Is As Big A Zealot As Ever. Chris Rodda:...
Thursday 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm
People for the American Way
Cliven Bundy cannot be a racist because, his son says, "two vehicles full of black men" protected him during the Watts Riots in 1965 and "he felt that they were his guardian angels." After having repeatedly declared that Bundy was a Godly man of prayer, Glenn Beck has now abandoned him completely. Bryan Fischer, on the other hand, is predictably defending Bundy's racist remarks. April 30 is the National Day of Repentance. Gary Bauer says there is a...

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