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In Post-Acr 10 Wisconsin, Madison Teachers Receive Whopping 0.25% Raise

In Post-Acr 10 Wisconsin, Madison Teachers Receive Whopping 0.25% Raise
In their continuing fight for post-Act 10 rights, Madison Teachers Inc. has ratified a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School board for 2015-2016. Both the board and the teachers wanted to get the deal in place before the State Supreme Court rules on the union’s complaint over local bargaining rights. The contract will give the teachers a 0.25 percent raise.
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American Least Likely to Find Ukraine on a Map Are Most Likely to Want War There

American Least Likely to Find Ukraine on a Map Are Most Likely to Want War There
A recent surveycompared what Americans wanted to do about the situation in Ukraine with their ability to locate Ukraine on a map. Only one in six placed Ukraine properly in southeastern Europe. Respondents put Ukraine all over Africa and Asia, even in Canada and in the U.S. The average answer was about 1800 miles off. Partisan voters on both sides did poorly compared to independents. The survey’s authors concluded, “The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.”
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How Congress Can Control College Costs Without Any Additional Taxes

How Congress Can Control College Costs Without Any Additional Taxes
The millennials may be the first generation in American history to be worse off than their parents. Despite ever-growing improvements in technology and worker productivity, increasing numbers of college graduates in their 20's and 30's are returning home to live with mom and dad. They are drowning in a sea of red ink. The problem, of course, is college affordability. However, there is something that Congress can do to alleviate some of the pain.
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REPORT: Inordinate Number of Suspensions Begin for Black Children as Early as Preschool

REPORT: Inordinate Number of Suspensions Begin for Black Children as Early as Preschool
The Education Department reported the continued disparities faced by minorities in the US' public schools. Suspensions and punishments for black children begin at the earliest age, starting in preschool.
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CT Gov Embroiled in Charter School Scandal, Friend Given No-Bid Contract

CT Gov Embroiled in Charter School Scandal, Friend Given No-Bid Contract
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy is trying to force charter schools down the throats of his constituents. But parents and friends of Clark Elementary School have risen up in anger, stopping the delivery of that school into private hands. The hands of, it turns out, close associates of the Governor.
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Buddhist Student, Religious Liberty Prevail In LA

Buddhist Student, Religious Liberty Prevail In LA
Imagine if your child was ridiculed in front of his classmates for his religious beliefs until he was physically ill.
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SC Lawmakers Consider Cutting Colleges’ Funding Over LGBT Books

SC Lawmakers Consider Cutting Colleges’ Funding Over LGBT Books
Last month, amid all the discussions involved in passing a $7 billion state budget, South Carolina lawmakers took a few minutes to punish state schools for assigning “gay-themed” books as part of required reading lists.
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NJ Budget Begins to Take Shape: Sacrificing Education, Environment and Energy for Pensions, Health and Debt

NJ Budget Begins to Take Shape: Sacrificing Education, Environment and Energy for Pensions, Health and Debt
New Jersey is in the earliest stages of its 2015 fiscal budget, but a lot can be told from the excerpts released last night in anticipation of Gov. Chris Christie's address today. The main take: "We are sacrificing university research, support for K-12 education, funding for the environment and energy and infrastructure of all kinds on the altar of these three things: pensions, health, and debt."
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Effort to Overturn CA's Transgender Student Protections Bill Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Effort to Overturn CA's Transgender Student Protections Bill Fails to Qualify for Ballot
A referendum to overturn California's bill that guarantees equal rights for transgender students has failed to acquire sufficient signatures for placement on the ballot this November. However, the fight to keep AB 1266 as the common sense, decent law of the land is far from over. There's big industry in hate- and fear-mongering.
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Majoring in Fiction: Fund-Slashing CT Gov Touts Higher Ed at Press Conference

Majoring in Fiction: Fund-Slashing CT Gov Touts Higher Ed at Press Conference
Connecticut's right-leaning, education-slashing governor, Dannel Malloy, touted in a press conference Wednesday the "major investment" he was making in Connecticut's public education. After a 5% cut in overall education spending, that is a bold statement, indeed.
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