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Contest for Teachers Only: DVDs on Presidents and Martin Luther King

Date: 01/09/2011

I have two DVDs to give away -- for teachers only, this time. These are from my very favorite series for kids, Scholastic's Storybook Treasures and they are perfect for celebrating Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month, and President's Day in the classroom. March On!... and More Stories About African American History The first story on this DVD is written by the s ...

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Fewer Catholics in Congress

Date: 12/03/2010

But, interestingly, the two parties have about the same number. From CNS, via U.S. Catholic: With more than three dozen Catholic Democrats voted out of office or choosing not to run in the November election, a decline in the number of Catholics in the 112th Congress would seem inevitable. But the decrease is not nearly as steep as might be expected, because of the 33 new Catholic Republi ...

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Boehner: Washington's most powerful Catholic?

Date: 11/03/2010

He might have some competition from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but the man who will soon be the Speaker of the House could claim that title. Some details about John Boehner's upbringing: He was reared in a two-bedroom Sears catalog house in suburban Cincinnati with 11 brothers and sisters, and parents who slept on a pullout couch until they built an additio ...

Related Topics: Capitol Hill, Congress, Election, John Boehner, Politics


Muslim Families Proving Vital in War Against Terror

Date: 06/17/2010

(RNS) Wiretaps. Informants. Financial records. They all play vital roles in U.S. government investigations to prevent terrorist attacks. But in the last six months, another investigative tool has received increased attention: cooperation from suspects' families. Three times since December -- most recently on June 5, when two New Jersey men were apprehended at New York's John F. Kennedy Internati ...

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Diane Ravitch on what's right with being wrong

Date: 05/17/2010

The educational reformer talks to Slate about what she now sees as her big mistakes on school reform. Whatever you think of Ravitch, who was for many years a key thought leader among conservatives, and a big backer of No Child Left Behind (which she now repudiates), it's so rare to see someone of her stature admit forthrightly that she was wrong. Excerpt: [Ravitch:] You know, I've always had a ...

Related Topics: Diane Ravitch, Education Reform, Mistakes, No Child Left Behind, Wrong


Transparency Remains Elusive

Date: 01/26/2010

Barry,   I agree with you on the fact that most Americans don't like government 'secrecy' and in many respects the vote in Massachusetts clearly reflected a total disgust with the way Washington is operating - especially with health care reform.   As you correctly pointed out, this whole health care process has been a nightmare - made worse because of decisions by the Pres ...

Related Topics: Transparency, Massachusetts Senate Election, Diane Sawyer, Politics, President Obama, Scott Brown, Harry Reid, Health Care Reform, News, Congress, Blog 93

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