Category Archives: Education

Make Believe

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, a state district judge has ruled that the system Texas uses to fund schools is unconstitutional. The state was sued by more than 600 school districts over $5.4 billion in cuts signed into … Continue reading Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal is Not Done Trying to Ruin Education

Bobby Jindal probably isn’t a name that immediately comes to mind when education standards are mentioned, and if it is it’s probably for bad reasons, but it may come as a surprise that he’s suing the federal government to end … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Back to School: Don’t Mind The Long Rifles

I have no idea what could justify a K-12 school police force carrying long rifles, but apparently officers will be packing in Compton, California as children head back to school. “This is our objective — save lives, bottom line,” Compton … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Frivolous

Artist – Bruce Plante In other news, a third grade teacher in South Carolina has apparently been using Rush Limbaugh’s children’s book to teach her students. As I’ve mentioned here before, Limbaugh’s book is about a man who travels back … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Arms Race

Public colleges in Idaho had no plans to arm their campus police force, but now they have no choice. Idaho public colleges did not previously arm their campus officers. But Idaho State University director of public safety Steve Chatterton said … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Outreach

In addition to being a notorious comment troll, it has also become evident that Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal (R) has a measurable amount of contempt for a significant portion of his students. “We all need to stomp out balkanization. … Continue reading
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Eat Your Vegetables

Artist – Rob Rogers Who would Jesus arm? Pastor-bro Douche Mooneyham says you have no excuse to have missed his AR-15 raffle if you’re a “big boy” with “big balls.” Murder is just part of our life he says. Meanwhile, … Continue reading
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Republicans Block Student Loan Bill

Senate Republicans successfully filibustered and blocked debate on a bill today that would have allowed former students to refinance their loans, among other things. The bill, authored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., failed to clear a procedural hurdle that would … Continue reading
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Outreach

We’ve already discussed how House Republicans want to insert waivers for healthy school lunch standards into the upcoming agricultural appropriations bill, but apparently that’s not even close to being the most egregious change. House Republicans also want to alter a … Continue reading
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House GOP Targets School Menus

What’s the last serious issue House Republicans tackled? I honestly can’t recall myself, but I’m sure they would tell this is very serious. House Republicans are moving to grant schools waivers to opt out of healthier school menus. The 2012 … Continue reading
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Conspiracy Theory

Florida State Representative Charles Van Zant (R) regrets to inform you, but Common Core education is totally going to make your children super gay. Speaking at the “Operation Education Conference” in Orlando, Van Zant warned that officials implementing Common Core … Continue reading
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Sen. Rand Paul Still Trying Really Hard To Prove He’s Not Racist

Senator Rand Paul, and best friend to the Civil Rights movement, posted this photo of himself standing with students of the West End School– “a free, private, college preparatory elementary and middle school for at-risk young men.” Enjoyed meeting with … Continue reading
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The Daily Show vs NCAA

This may be my favorite thing of the week. Some of the players integral to the NCAA tournament do not have enough money to eat, but I guess that’s the price you pay to be involved in a struggling start-up … Continue reading
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Greg Abbot Waxes About Those Inner City Kids

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is challenging Wendy Davis for Governor of Texas, unveiled an education reform plan this week that cites Charles Murray as a basis. The citation comes in the second paragraph of the introduction of the … Continue reading
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Catch Them While They’re Young

When I was a kid we went on field trips to museums or the actor’s theater. Kids in Pueblo County, Colorado are going on field trips to a god damn shooting range. A Pueblo County, Colo. middle school sent a … Continue reading
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What Could Go Wrong?

You will soon be allowed to carry guns in school parking lots in the state of Indiana. And I don’t mean college campuses, I mean every school K-12 and beyond. Both houses of the Indiana legislature voted Thursday night to … Continue reading
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Marathon Spelling Bee Ends With “Definition?”

Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning? KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A marathon spelling bee finally has a conclusion — after nearly 100 rounds and two weeks of anticipation. On Saturday, the seventh-grader was declared the winner … Continue reading
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Paul Ryan’s Poor-Shaming Paper Bag Story is a Fake

After a commenter at Talking Points Memo pointed out that Paul Ryan’s poor-shaming sack lunch story sounded awfully familiar, Wonkette.com picked up the story and ran with it. As the commenter pointed out, the sad paper bag lunch story was … Continue reading
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Paul Ryan Shames Poor Parents, Poor Kids

I was going to say something witty or snarky about this, but frankly this may be the most despicable thing Paul Ryan has ever said. [Ryan] told an anecdote he said was relayed to him by Eloise Anderson, Wisconsin Gov. … Continue reading
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Nerd Power!

Josh Marshall called it, “Peak Prez Selfie.” Can’t say I disagree. They must be wearing their pocket protectors on the inside. Continue reading
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