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World Net Daily

by Drew Drew

April 4, 2009

A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Senate would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online data, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down Internet traffic during a declared "cyber emergency."

Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., are both part of what's being called the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, which would create a new Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, reportable directly to the president and charged with defending the country from cyber attack.

Time Magazine

by Josh Quittner

May 5, 2009

On Wednesday, Amazon is expected to introduce a new, bigger-screen Kindle aimed at the textbook market and newspapers.

The Wall Street Journal reports that half a dozen universities will be giving students the new Kindles in the fall; Amazon has also struck deals with a number of textbook publishers...

pajamasmedia.com

by Brian Fairchild

December 9, 2010

Just a year ago, the Climategate files - a collection of emails, data, and computer source code - were somehow purloined from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit and made public.

Almost exactly a year later, Julius Assange and the WikiLeaks website revealed another collection of similarly purloined data. This time, the data was a collection of diplomatic cable traffic among American diplomats all over the world, some of it considered very sensitive - classified SECRET. Again, the purloined messages proved very embarrassing to the authors, although in this case the damage wasn't just to egos and reputations; the cables did damage to American interests, even to national security.

Hot Air

by Ed Morrissey

March 21, 2012

This just seems so unsporting.

After all, these high-school students didn't make threatening calls to the unions that were singing their silly "Solidarity Song" in the capitol rotunda in Madison, to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic...

Hot Air

by Ed Morrissey

March 3, 2011

Patience has worn thin in Madison with the fleebaggers.

After Wisconsin's Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald attempted to negotiate an end to the impasse over the budget-repair bill and got rebuffed, Republicans took a much tougher stance this afternoon. Accusing Democrats of holding democracy "hostage," the Senate passed a measure giving absent Democrats until 4 pm today to appear - or face charges of contempt that could result in their detention by law enforcement...

washingtonpost.com

by Valerie Strauss

November 9, 2013

Common Core critics argue that some of the standards are not developmentally appropriate for young students.

Earlier this year I published this post by Edward Miller and Nancy Carlsson-Paige about how the standards smack in the face of what we know about how young children learn. Here's is a new post with concerns about the developmental appropriateness of some Core math standards. This was written by Carol Burris and John Murphy.

Hot Air

by Jazz Shaw

October 29, 2011

One of the hot terms occupying the center ring of the political circus these days is "income inequality." (See what I did there?)

It's become so popular, in fact, that the Congressional Budget Office has jumped on the bandwagon and produced a study on it. Right off the bat, I would note that there is something inherently stirring for Americans about the term inequality. We don't like it and we never have. The long term trend of our nation's admittedly flawed past has been to eliminate, not reinforce, instances of inequality.

News With Views

by Tom DeWeese

December 10, 2005

Your elected representatives in Congress deny that this nation has a mandatory federal education curriculum. Congress hides the fact behind the historic arrangement of state and local control of schools.

The federal government denies that there is a federal curriculum that teaches world government over national sovereignty. Your Representatives in Congress are in the dark and the federal government is lying. The fact is, the building blocks of world government are being taught in a number of ways. There are several specific programs in today’s education curriculum designed to promote global government.

Times Online

by Helen Rumbelow

October 29, 2009

In the early 1990s neuroscientists realised what a crucial period the first two years of life are for the human brain. The brain is embryonic at birth; it forms itself in response to what it finds on the outside.

Children placed in foster care before the age of 2 made remarkable recoveries. Those who were given homes after the age of 2 had damaged IQs and cognitive ability. Their neglect could be seen on a brain scan.

voices.yahoo.com

by Tavia Fuller Armstrong

August 23, 2013

There has been much debate in homeschool circles over the past couple of years about whether families using virtual programs like K12 or the Connections Academy, offered through the public schools, are truly homeschoolers.

Some of these discussions result in hard feelings, and leave many parents asking, "Why can't we all just get along?" As a homeschooler who works hard to get along with other parents regardless of their educational choices, I don't like to see virtual schoolers offended or feeling left out. Online public school is a great option for many families, but it is important, especially for parents who are leaving conventional public school for the first time, to know all you can about your educational options, and to know where you stand in the eyes of the law. Here are answers to a few questions that will help people to homeschool understand the essential differences between true homeschool and virtual public school, and to make the choice that is right for their own family.

      

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