No surprise here. The Obama administration has tried to carry out programs like the National Core Standard. Resistance from the far right has limited the program to most states but Texas and Arkansas are adamantly against the program. Many other states run by Republican governors have also limited the program dramatically. The Common… More U.S. adults lag behind counterparts overseas in skills
Some people just don’t know when to go home after the party is over. Joe Walsh is one of them… The Huffington Post Making good on his threat promise that he’s not going away, ex-Congressman Joe Walsh reared his head Friday morning to blast the first lady for traveling to her hometown of Chicago to attend slain 15-year-old… More Joe Walsh – Michelle Obama Funeral Flap
Politico The top quotes in politics … “I’m looking for pies.” —Vice President Joe Biden at Costco. “He said he wouldn’t play me but I could play on his team.” — Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on challenging Obama to a basketball game. “Last week The Onion said I was going to become a male stripper.” — Education Secretary Arne Duncan responding to questions about his future.… More Week in one liners: Biden, Cain, Carney
This is good news for proponents of Obamacare but doesn’t make an iota of difference to its opponents… Think Progress Even though much of the Affordable Care Act does not go into effect until 2014, conservatives insist the bill is making things worse for Americans. But a new study shows that one implemented provision of the ACA is… More NEW DATA: 6.6 Million Young Adults Insured Thanks To Obamacare
The White House Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It was a busy week on the 18 acres, with President Obama welcoming the nation’s governors, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and Mexican President Felipe Calderón to the White House. The First Lady and Education Secretary… More West Wing Week: “Green Eggs and Governors”
I’m not sure I agree with Republican governors and the Obama administration that teachers’ unions are the root of all the fiscal problems in a majority of our states. Their argument would have some validity if the GOP weren’t relentlessly going after teachers and unions for years now. The problem is not fiscal prudence, the problem… More The politics of education upended
In recent years “Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” picks have been quite controversial at times. In the past, Joseph Stalin and the Ayatollah Khomeini who overthrew the Shah of Iran in a bloody revolution, have been Time Magazine’s “Person/Man of the Year”. Who will be this year’s pick? Time Magazine Take a look at this year’s candidates (listed… More Who Will Be Time Magazine’s Person Of the Year For 2010?