Friday, November 21, 2014

Show Notes 11/20/2014

Thursday Show 11/20/14

The underlying premise of the eugenics movement was that the undesirable traits of parents would invariably be passed on to their children. While the scientific basis for this assumption had little data to support its conclusions, the new “science” was quickly embraced by the American progressive movement and many of the wealthy.
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Bride of paraplegic veteran gets surprise of her life on wedding day
Bride of paraplegic veteran gets surprise of her life on wedding day. As Michelle Johnson rested in the bridal suite per her relatives’ suggestion, her new husband Joey Johnson’s friends rigged a harness system that would allow him to stand and dance with her without his wheelchair, the New York Daily News reported.
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Pentagon's religious guidance spurred tsunami of confusion
Pentagon guidance on religious accommodation has sparked a "tsunami of confusion" among military commanders, chaplains and personnel, lawmakers were told Wednesday by witnesses on both sides of the debate over religious practice versus proselytizing in the military.
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Students promise to walk out on newest tests
Testing is running amok for students these days. Besides the college-entrance ACT and SAT exams, there are Common Core assessments, state education and school assessments, district evaluations and teacher-effectiveness ratings.
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Two States eye repeal of Common Core
On the heels of Republican victories last week, attempts to replace Common Core with homegrown standards are resurfacing in states across the nation. Most prominently, elected officials in Wisconsin and Ohio are spearheading efforts to reclaim more control of education.
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A Third of All Federal Student Loans Could Go Bad, Treasury Advisory Committee Warns
Four years after the federal government took over the student loan program, nine percent of student loans are in default and another 23 percent have the potential to go bad as well, according to a report by the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC).
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