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Mississippi senate bill 2718, puts into place in the public school system in Mississippi a requirement that civil right era history be taught and tested in all K-12 classrooms. The bill was passed in 2006 mandates that all public schools in Mississippi will be required to teach the Civil Rights movement in grades kindergarten through […]
Over 600 products now on the market contain nanoparticles so small that they may have dangerous biological impacts yet to be determined. Nanaparticles could be the asbestos of this century. Nanotechnology is a quickly growing global industry which is, for the most part unregulated. The worry lies in the fact that when these materials are […]
Irrigation in the Scott and Shasta river basins threaten salmon population. Water levels in these rivers are becoming so low that the fish cannot make it far enough up river to spawn. The reason for the low levels of water is that much of the water is diverted away from the rivers for irrigation on […]
Obama’s national education policy is to support the expansion of charter schools to undermine public education and school-teacher labor unions. According to Danny Weil, Obama wants to tie teacher’s pay to the student’s performance, which would be measured through test scores. Merit pay based on performance is strongly opposed by teachers unions nationwide. Teachers want […]