Scott County Superintendent Kevin Hub said on Facebook: “Since the passage of SB 151, dozens of teachers have requested subs for tomorrow. We can currently only fill 54 of the nearly 150 that we need. That leaves too many classes not cSpring Break, but I also want everyone to return on Monday, April 9 with their focus on doing what's best for kids. Let's show our children, their parents, and our community what really matters to professional educators.” … [Read more...] about ‘Drastic measures.’ Teachers stay home, districts cancel school after pension vote.
Why is voting important in a democracy
But even if the committee does vote against Pompeo, his nomination can still be brought to the full Senate for a vote, where it is expected to have an easier time clearing. If that does happen, Pompeo would be the only secretary of state in modern times to win confirmation by the State without getting a committee endorsement, the newspaper said. … [Read more...] about Nomination of Pompeo Facing Key Monday Vote
Sixty-seven state representatives have co-sponsored the bill and 11 senators have as well. If the measure passes the House, it’s fate in the evenly split Senate is unknown. The government administration and elections committee, where the bill was raised, voted the measure through on a 9-8 party line vote. … [Read more...] about House Debates Bill To Have Connecticut Join National Popular Vote Compact
The Pew survey also found steep, if unsurprising, partisan divisions on whether President Trump has respect for the country’s democratic institutions and traditions. Overall, 45 percent say Trump has “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of respect for the country’s democratic system, while a 54 percent majority say he has “not too much” respect or “none at all.” More than three-quarters of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say Trump has at least a fair amount of respect for democratic institutions and traditions (77 percent), compared with 16 percent of Democrats who say the same. … [Read more...] about Americans think their democracy is falling short
The way this effect works is simple: Favoritism for a particular candidate in election-related search rankings leads to people preferring that candidate. For example, a search related to an upcoming election might return results favoring candidate A higher than results favoring candidate B. That’s called partisan ranking bias. Since people tend to click on and trust highly ranked results, more people will then trust and consume the information supporting candidate A. In turn, that consumption increases their preference for candidate A. … [Read more...] about When will Google defend democracy?