Archives for December 22, 2014

Actually, Raising Beef Is Good for the Planet

Despite environmentalists’ worries, cattle don’t guzzle water or cause hunger—and can help fight climate change People who advocate eating less beef often argue that producing it hurts the environment. Cattle, we are told, have an outsize ecological footprint: They guzzle water, trample plants and soils, and consume precious grains that should be nourishing hungry humans. […]

Parental Rights in Public School: Quickly Disappearing.

Parental Rights in Public School: Quickly Disappearing. Parents are increasingly concerned that public school administrators are superseding the legal authority parents have in their child’s life. Missouri parents were surprised to learn that their directives for their children not to use computers at school or no parental permission allowing student computer use were ignored by […]

Fresh attacks on Common Core ahead after GOP wave

New Republican majorities in state legislatures across the country are preparing to launch a fresh assault on Common Core education standards after sweeping to power in November’s midterm elections. Strategists involved in the state-by-state fight against the national K-12 math and reading benchmarks S, rather than single bills aimed at dismantling the whole program all […]