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Commentary :: Education
A Curious New York Times Article on Teacher Evaluations
03 Apr 2013
A recent New York Times article, “Curious Grade For Teachers: Nearly All Pass,” finds incredulous the idea that, “In Florida, 97 percent of teachers were deemed effective or highly effective in the most recent evaluations.” The author goes on to cite similar percentages in other states and concludes: “The teachers might be rated all above average, like students in Lake Wobegon, for the same reason that the older evaluation methods were considered lacking.” In other words, the teachers score well because the measuring standard is flawed. And this conclusion is reinforced by the observation that teachers’ high marks were achieved “even when students were falling behind.”
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Guantanamo Hunger Strike Spreads
03 Apr 2013
Guantanamo
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Commentary :: International
Playing the Venezuelan Anti-Semitism Card
03 Apr 2013
Venezuela
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Expanding Draconian Computer Fraud and Abuse Powers
02 Apr 2013
tyranny
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Humanism and Violence
02 Apr 2013
The ideology of the invisible hand of the market transforms all barbarism that is committed into human service.. The modern age is a doubled humanism..State terrorism presents itself as humanist realism, as the only true way of protecting life.
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Commentary :: Globalization
The Difference between Gas and Change
02 Apr 2013
There are so many ways to look at what we've been given regarding the results of the last few election cycles. But if there's one thing most of us Americans can agree on, it's that we got a bum deal. (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57576433/poll-80-of-americans-unhapp...) The status quo just is not serving our needs. They have projects and issues that are tied to wealthy campaign contributors, and those projects and issues have little to nothing to do with the average taxpaying citizen. That is with the exception being, they do seek to take as much of our hard earned dollars from our pockets and transfer them to the accounts of those wealthy campaign contributors.
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Commentary :: Globalization
Scandal Hits Cyprus
02 Apr 2013
grand theft
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Monsanto Protection Act
02 Apr 2013
health
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News :: Education : Environment
Film Industry Abuse Of Animals
01 Apr 2013
In Equus, a horse was intentionally blinded.
Horses have been tripwired in hundreds of movies, resulting in their deaths, broken necks or legs. Chickens have been slaughtered etc.
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News :: Education
L'an 01
01 Apr 2013
La propriété de l'aliénation est l'aliénation de la propriété...
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