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A Reading Program's Powerful Patron (Mary Landrieu-D)
washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/20/07 | James V. Grimaldi

Posted on 12/20/2007 9:01:42 AM PST by TornadoAlley3

When Congress decided to appropriate $2 million in fall 2001 to help D.C. kindergartners and first-graders learn to read, city school officials were told that the money could be spent only on the Voyager Expanded Learning literacy program, a new product with virtually no track record. They had just picked a different reading curriculum, and "we didn't want to be guinea pigs," recalled Mary Gill, then the system's chief academic officer.

School leaders did not know that the $2 million was an earmark that had been guided into law by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) just after she had received more than $30,000 in campaign contributions at a fundraiser held by Voyager's founder and chairman.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; earmarks; educationfunding; literacy; marylandrieu; voyager

1 posted on 12/20/2007 9:01:44 AM PST by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

I believe that “Open Court” is trying to erase history for a generation so that they can re-write it.


2 posted on 12/20/2007 9:04:35 AM PST by bannie
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To: TornadoAlley3
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.

But, If you don’t teach them to read, you can fool them whenever you like.

3 posted on 12/20/2007 9:49:30 AM PST by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Where can I sign up to pay $30,000 to get a $2,000,000 ‘job’?

I’ll take three! Do you think Senator Landrieu is still taking bribes?


4 posted on 12/20/2007 10:14:03 AM PST by bpjam (Harry Reid doesn't even have 32% of my approval)
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To: bpjam
Do you think Senator Landrieu is still taking bribes?

If she's still breathing, she's still taking bribes {with both hands, and storing the cash in her freezer, since she's from LA}.

5 posted on 12/20/2007 10:21:18 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I didn’t know Landrieu could read.


6 posted on 12/20/2007 10:28:09 AM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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