“It is very clear to me that Mr. Gillum exercised less than credibly reasonable judgment,” he said. “What is it? You sleep with dogs with fleas, you’re going to get bit? And he should have had, at least in my opinion, some understanding that these people weren’t his close personal friends because they thought he was a wonderful man.” … [Read more...] about Ethics panel lambasts Andrew Gillum’s judgment on lobbyist trips, ‘Hamilton’ tickets
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In Prince Edward County, Va., from 1959 to 1964, segregationists closed all public schools in the county rather than integrate them. In 1964, the Supreme Court ordered the county to reopen its public schools, but for years they remained mostly all black because whites continued to attend private schools. But, after one of the county’s prominent private schools closed, the public schools showed a surge in integration. By the 1990s, whites made up about 39 percent of public school students, a figure that remained steady through 2001, the last year of the Harvard study. … [Read more...] about Are Schools Returning to the 1950s?
Our interest is in how matters will affect the fall elections and the 2020 contests thereafter. With that in mind, let’s batch through some of the news that has been breaking on this front. is limbering up his pardon pen. Trump raised eyebrows last summer with his pardon of a former Arizona sheriff who was facing contempt charges for refusing to comply with court orders. The sheriff, though, had been a stalwart for Trump during not just the 2016 campaign but also during Trump’s effort to convince Americans that then-President Obama was a secret Kenyan and usurper of the Oval Office. Now, Trump is preparing to pardon Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud in a New York Senate election. D’Souza, for the uninitiated, is an all-star Twitter troll with a robust following among the Rosanne Barr set. Trump is also said to be considering pardons for the ultra-corrupt former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, … [Read more...] about One crazy summer for Trump and Mueller
Open houses on the revised Olympia Hills plan are set for Wednesday at Bastian Elementary School in Herriman and Thursday at Golden Fields Elementary in South Jordan, both starting at 6 p.m. Horrocks Engineering, Ensign Engineering, Utah State University and others will be on hand to talk about the project. … [Read more...] about Controversial Olympia Hills project near Herriman back on drawing board
Tennessee House Bill 310 (passed on May 19, 2017)A link to the bill follows this short summary. HB 310 sets aside Six Million Dollars to create a charter school facilities fund where charter schools across the state can apply for grants to assist with facility needs. This bill also allows local districts to charge an authorizer fee to cover the cost of charter oversight. School boards can levy a fee between 1-3 percent of per-pupil funding depending on how many charter schools are within the district. The fee is capped at $35,000 per school. Among other changes, the bill redefines “charter agreement” to a fixed-term renewable agreement, removes, preferences for out of district enrollment and creates an easier process for siblings of students already enrolled in the charter school to enroll. This bill also allows for conditional approval of new charter school so they can begin to raise capital and makes it mandatory that they adopt national authorizing standards for … [Read more...] about Arizona House Bill 2078; Ohio v. Polk; TN Special Education: Education Newsletter – August 7, 2017