“I just think it’s not right to find probable cause when you have that kind of a circumstance,” attorney Barry Richard said. “You’re inviting anybody to say anything, and then say, ‘Sorry, I’m not going to answer questions.’” … [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?
- The Trump team continues to read out of the Clinton playbook for dealing with the Mueller investigation. One of the key strategies is to enforce strict partisan discipline. Witness the comments from Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who sought to reassure Americans that the FBI had not become the Stasi as Trump’s frothiest defenders claim. Team Trump is coming hard after Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, for “drinking the Kool Aid” and suggesting that he was soft on Hillary Clinton in his interrogation over her role in the Benghazi debacle. Some of the president’s defenders are even suggesting Gowdy is a liar because the key documents may not have been present at a briefing. What makes it all so funny is that Gowdy has been the one having to hold the hand of Mueller foe Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who apparently doesn’t want to or isn’t able to read certain classified documents. It’s important for Team Trump to keep … [Read more...] about One crazy summer for Trump and Mueller
Developers of what would still be called Olympia Hills intend to take comments on their plans in two public meetings this week before seeking approval from the county. Former Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams vetoed the project last June after the County Council approved a zone change for the 930-acre development on unincorporated land west of Herriman. … [Read more...] about Controversial Olympia Hills project near Herriman back on drawing board
Senate Bill 1658 (engrossed on April 24, 2017)SB 1658 establishes a method for disposing of property held by a charter school that has ceased to operate. An open-enrollment charter school ceases to operate if the school’s charter has expired or been revoked or if the school has otherwise ceased operation as a public school. At cessation of operation, all remaining funds must be returned to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). While an open-enrollment charter school is in operation, the charter holder holds title to any property purchased with state funds and may exercise complete control over the property as permitted by law. If a charter school ceases to operate, TEA must direct the charter holder to dispose of property purchased with state funds through one of several methods. Decisions made by TEA are final and cannot be appealed. … [Read more...] about Arizona House Bill 2078; Ohio v. Polk; TN Special Education: Education Newsletter – August 7, 2017