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A SECURITY CLEARANCE — NO RITE OF PASSAGE!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

A SECURITY CLEARANCE — NO RITE OF PASSAGE!

“A Security Clearance – No Rite of Passage!” By Donna Garner 8.20.18 Keeping a security clearance is not a  Constitutional right nor a “rite of passage”! The only reason that some high-level political leaders in a previous administration (e.g., Obama’s) are allowed to keep their security clearance is so that they can help the new administration (e.g., Trump’s) during the transition period. That time has long come and gone now, and Pres. Trump is certainly within his purview to revoke Brennan’s security clearance. Any former...

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What We Must Do to Get Healthier and Reduce Healthcare Costs

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What We Must Do to Get Healthier and Reduce Healthcare Costs

Photo by Jannis Brandt on Unsplash While politicians debate how to fix our increasingly expensive yet ineffective health care system, there seems to be agreement on the following: Health care is consuming an increasing portion of our national economy as the population ages and the huge Baby Boom cohort born between 1946–1964 retires. The U.S. currently spends 18% of GDP (largest in the world) on health care, compared to 11-12% of the country in second place. By 2025 health care will become a fifth of the U.S. economy.U. S. health care is the...

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South Africa Heading Toward Communist Disaster, Says Winemaker

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South Africa Heading Toward Communist Disaster, Says Winemaker

By Dan Lyman – An award-winning South African winemaker foresees a potential catastrophe as government steers the country from socialism to a communistic failed state. Josef Dreyer of Raka Wines addressed the developing land expropriation process and the danger South Africa faces if it further cripples private industry and entrepreneurs who are barely propping up a populace heavily dependent on tax dollars being contributed by a precious few. “We are one of the countries with a wide gap between the rich and the poor, where 13 percent of...

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Memo About Almost-Chancellor Alberto M. Carvalho

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Memo About Almost-Chancellor Alberto M. Carvalho

Alberto Carvalho strongly believes that charity begins at home. His home bank, that is.  Passionate as he claimed to be about improving the quality of education of New York City public schools leading up to his appointment as chancellor, there was one consideration that dwarfed this goal in importance. When the hard bargain he drove to secure it proved not hard enough, he withdraw his acceptance of the position and left Mayor DeBlasio in the lurch. Nobody realized that finalization of his devotion to service was contingent on the City...

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Columbia Independent School goes solar

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Columbia Independent School goes solar

On the roof, unnoticed by the students who returned to Columbia Independent School on Thursday, were 285 solar panels. The rooftop solar panels, which were installed over the summer and went online Wednesday, are capable of producing 99,750 watts of electricity on the sunniest days. CIS Head of School Adam Dube said it is the first school in the state to use Missouri’s Property Assessed Clean Energy program — PACE — to fund a project. It’s through the Division of Energy with the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “It’s a program...

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The Princeton Review Has Laid Off Many Employees. But Revenue Might Not Be Its Only Problem.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

The Princeton Review Has Laid Off Many Employees. But Revenue Might Not Be Its Only Problem.

By Eric Hoover – The Princeton Review, a major test-preparation and tutoring company, has laid off numerous employees this year as part of a “corporate review and reorganization process.” In a written statement provided to The Chronicle, Sangje Lee, the new chief executive officer, said the company had “eliminated positions and reduced other expenditures” in an attempt to ensure its “financial health.” In a subsequent email, Lee declined to say how many jobs had been cut. Three former employees with knowledge of the layoffs put the...

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University broke contract with accused student by judging him a rapist, judge says

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University broke contract with accused student by judging him a rapist, judge says

A ‘gatekeeper’ pretending he’s a ‘fact-finder’ Everyone at George Washington University has to follow its code of student conduct. Even the administration. A federal judge sided with a student accused of sexual assault, ruling last week that the university was in breach of its own rules by refusing to hear his appeal of its finding against him. The university protested the student’s description of its code as a “contract,” saying that it “did not intend to be bound by the Code and that there is no mutuality of obligation.”   Source:...

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Here is the expensive truth about private schools and student learning

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Here is the expensive truth about private schools and student learning

Many parents believe they are ‘purchasing’ a better education for their children by choosing a private school. Are they wrong? Peter Goss and Owain Emslie – When Australian parents shell out fees to send their children to private schools, they like to think they’re getting many things for their money. So they may be surprised to learn that superior student growth in literacy and numeracy is not one of them. Conventional wisdom holds that private schools generally perform better than government schools academically. Many parents believe...

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US school districts weigh duty to youth migrant shelters

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US school districts weigh duty to youth migrant shelters

SALLY HO – When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment resemble one of his schools. While a government contractor bears responsibility for educating children at the highly guarded center, local officials say they stepped up partly because of a law that calls on...

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Fighting school holiday hunger in Birkenhead

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Fighting school holiday hunger in Birkenhead

Nourishing lunches at Birkenhead’s St James Centre An estimated three million children are at risk of going hungry over the holidays, when free school meals are off the menu, and the government has pledged £2m to help provide food and activities for children in some of England’s poorest areas, among them Birkenhead, Merseyside. The teenagers “If I wasn’t here, I’d be walking around or sitting in the house,” says Mia, 13, “boring.” “Yeah, really boring,” says Abi, 14, “I would...

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