Have you kept up with the steady stream of toddlers either shooting themselves, their sibs or their parents? We need some gun regulations with teeth for people who will not secure their guns (whether at home, in the car or at Walmart).
In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie doesn't like Common Core (where, previously, he did). Oddly, he doesn't want to get rid of the PARCC test that is used there. Someone must be running for President.
Speaking of Pearson (from the Washington Post), they just had to pay a $7.7M fine to NY State because the "nonprofit" arm of their business
had created Common Core products to generate “tens of millions of dollars” for its corporate sister.
law on this is clear: non-profit foundations cannot misuse charitable
assets to benefit their affiliated for-profit corporations,”
Schneiderman said in a statement Thursday.
According to the settlement, Pearson used its nonprofit foundation to develop Common Core products in order to win an endorsement from a “prominent foundation.”
latter entity is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which helped
fund the creation of the Common Core standards and announced in 2011
that it would work with the Pearson Foundation to create reading and
math courses aligned with the new standards.
Please join Safe Routes to Schools in creating better walking/biking for Seattle's child, both for school and play. More on this issue from Publicola.
Fun map overlay of countries on top of the continent of Africa. Show the kids.
What's on your mind?