Education

Governor Reeves: Education budget bill cuts teacher pay program by $26 million | Mississippi Politics and News – Politics Article

Governor Tate Reeves is reviewing the bills passed by the Legislature over the last week, and one of them has caught his attention – the education budget bill. A vital program that rewards teachers, the School Recognition Program, was cut by some $26 million, a move Reeves says is “a major problem.” “The education bill has a major problem. The legislature cut a teacher pay program by over $26 million—a massive cut. It’s the program that rewards teachers in schools that…

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The Colleges That Can Spur America’s COVID-19 Recovery – Politics Article

iStock In Washington, D.C., debates around higher education tend to focus on the Harvards and Yales of the world, forgetting that elite schools don’t represent the kind of institutions that most students attend. Too often absent from these conversations are higher education’s true workhorses: so-called “regional” public universities. While the Department of Education offers no official definition of these institutions, they basically occupy the middle space between community colleges and flagship major research universities. One analysis by Inside Higher Education tallies…

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Reconciliation above all – Slugger O’Toole – Politics Article

Peter OSBORNE (Community Relations Council). (c) Allan LEONARD @MrUlster Reconciliation is the primary necessity facing Northern Ireland, believes Peter Osborne. Peter is a former chair of both the Community Relations Council and the Parades Commission. He was talking in the latest Forward Together podcast from the Holywell Trust. “I come from a perspective of looking at what reconciliation is about,” says Peter. He argues that to achieve reconciliation it is essential to correct the structures that create separation. This has…

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The Sane vs. the Insane – Politics Article

Via Ann Althouse, check out this confrontation between a young woman who is a BLM activist and an older African-American man. They are standing in front of, and arguing about, the Emancipation Statue that freedmen paid for and where Frederick Douglass spoke. You don’t have to understand the words the young woman is screaming to know that you are witnessing a dialogue between a normal person and one with serious mental or emotional problems: “Why are you protecting it?!” BLM…

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Cancellation in the first person – Politics Article

In its forthcoming July/August issue, Commentary features the first-person account of our own Steve Hayward telling the story of his cancellation by the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Steve’s memoir/essay is “How I Ran Afoul of Campus Cancel Culture.” As always, Steve wears his learning lightly, but his characteristic humor is absent from this somber and infuriating account. Come for the farcically disgraceful story, stay for Steve’s telling selection of quotes from Goldman School founding dean Aaron…

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Colleges Don’t Teach What Students Need to Learn – Politics Article

As film culture moves onward, it’s best to approach 2020 by previous milestones. The past movie decade did not belong to social-justice propagandists but to Alain Resnais, Zack Snyder, Clint Eastwood, and the rise of S. Craig Zahler. What makes those four auteurs the most significant filmmakers of the preceding … Read… This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by George Leef Read Full Political Article

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Beat the Drum, Liberals | Power Line – Politics Article

Kevin Drum is a left-of-center writer who is worth reading at Mother Jones. He often departs from liberal orthodoxy, as we’ve noted here in the past. To end this year, Drum offers “A Few Things Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t.” Six, to be precise. They are: Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. American health care is expensive because of private insurance. We have a retirement crisis. The black/white test score difference is all about test prep, biased…

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Florida Legislature finishes K-12 education budget with $248 increase per student – Politics Article

Miami Herald file photo   TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers said they were finished negotiating the preK-12 education portion of the budget during a Sunday evening meeting, closing out one of the largest and typically one of the most contentious areas of the state’s massive funding plan. If the session is to finish on time, the entire state budget must be finished by the end of the day Tuesday.   Highlights of the preK-12 education budget include a $248 per-student increase…

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Want Some Good Books About Higher Ed for Christmas? – Politics Article

On Friday, I caught a little bit of flack for calling Star Wars fans “nerds” on Fox News. This was, of course, not surprising to me. I knew my comments would piss some people off — after all, how could I forget receiving a barrage of death threats over joking about the franchise back in 2015. Now, … Read… This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by George Leef Read Full Political Article

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Sadie Earegood’s Donald Trump Pin — Kat Timpf Calls Teacher’s Reported Actions ‘Cruel’ and ‘Ironic’ – Politics Article

The new normal is to worry about impeachment becoming the “new normal.” On Wednesday, during the interminable “debate” on articles of impeachment, one Republican House member after another warned, threatened, lamented, or just plain promised that the Democrats’ decision to impeach President Trump … Read… This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by NR Staff Read Full Political Article

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