Archives for March 17, 2015

Vermont School Boards Association exec: What consolidation means for schools

FA Note: Please crit­i­cal­ly exam­ine this arti­cle in lieu of the warn­ings of Char­lotte Iser­byt, Ani­ta Hoge, and oth­ers about pro­posed edu­ca­tion “reform” in our nation. As the House Edu­ca­tion Committee’s con­sol­i­da­tion bill gets ready to move over to the Sen­ate, Ver­mon­ters  are won­der­ing what a statewide restruc­tur­ing would mean for schools and school boards. In the first of […]

It’s Official: Americans R Stupid

As Amer­i­cans, we tend to be pret­ty full of our­selves, and this is espe­cial­ly true of our young peo­ple. But do we real­ly have rea­son for such pride? Accord­ing to a shock­ing new report from the Edu­ca­tion­al Test­ing Ser­vice, Amer­i­cans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in oth­er industrialized […]

NAU at Work? Canadian, Mexican Border Agents Can Now Work Within US, Carry Firearms

New bor­der deal: Cana­da cus­toms agents could work in U.S., vice ver­sa … Cana­di­an cus­toms agents could soon work in the U.S. and car­ry firearms, and the U.S. bor­der guards could do the same in Cana­da, as a result of a new bor­der agree­ment between Cana­da and the U.S. – CBC Dom­i­nant Social Theme: It makes […]

Bird nursery’ at risk unless half of Canada’s boreal forest preserved

Nature groups urge bird­ers to join cam­paign to ensure untouched for­est stays that way Lead­ing bird and nature groups are try­ing to save what they call North Amer­i­ca’s “bird nurs­ery.” They want the Cana­di­an and U.S. gov­ern­ments to pro­tect at least half of the con­ti­nen­t’s bore­al for­est from indus­tri­al devel­op­ment. The bore­al for­est is a vast […]

Common Core, Part 2

Part 2 of Dr. Den­nis Cud­dy’s “Com­mon Core” arti­cle series was post­ed today at NewsWith­Views: In today’s install­ment, Dr. Cud­dy writes, In 1848, the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO was pub­lished, includ­ing Plank No. 10, which pro­vid­ed for a “Com­bi­na­tion of edu­ca­tion with indus­tri­al pro­duc­tion” (a type of school-to-work approach). Nine years lat­er in 1857, the National […]