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December 17, 2013

Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Antipsychotic Drug Use in Kids
The number of children taking powerful antipsychotic drugs has nearly tripled over the last 10 to 15 years.

Top Five Worst Common Core Lessons Exposed in 2013
Common Core is the worst thing to happen to the K-12 public education system since teachers unionized.

Study: 4 in 10 finish college where they start
Overall, 56 percent of those who started college in 2007 have finished their coursework on any campus.

Texas first-year teacher numbers drop sharply
…some teachers to put off retirement and districts to hire fewer teachers — and, targeted more experienced teachers.


Commentaries and Reports

The dangerous rise of for-profit public education
Pearson Foundation has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle allegations that it broke state law from Common Core

Teachers Challenge Compulsory Union Dues
…closed-shop states cannot opt out of the rest of the dues, predominantly designated for collective bargaining.


Order in the classroom
Esther J. Cepeda – Is it any surprise, then, that so many teachers flame out after their first, harrowing, year?


Higher Education

Tax-exempt academic group’s boycott of Israel draws fire
American Studies Association devoted to American culture and history, voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

Meningitis Infections Plague Campuses Nationwide
Princeton received special permission from feds to use this vaccine because it has not yet been approved in the United States

Students see bomb threat as test interruption
The Ivy League university in Cambridge, Mass., began final testing this week officials sent out a tweet advising they were investigating


Teen pot use could hurt brain and memory
The number of children taking powerful antipsychotic drugs has nearly tripled over the last 10 to 15 years.

‘Tech levels’ backed by industry unveiled
The government unveiled 142 Tech levels, each supported by leading businesses or trade associations…


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