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  • Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water

    08/19/2018 12:03:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 8/17/18
    Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth. It will have implications for the search of life in our Galaxy. The work is presented at the Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. The 1992 discovery of exoplanets orbiting other stars has sparked interest in understanding the composition of these planets to determine, among other goals, whether they are suitable for the development of life. Now a new evaluation of data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission...
  • Oscars Celebrates Abortion, Honors Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards

    03/05/2018 4:08:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | march 5, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Hollywood displayed its love affair with abortion Sunday at the Oscars by featuring the president of the largest abortion chain in America on stage. Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood, was one of 10 activists invited to stand on stage during Andra Day and Common’s performance Sunday night at the Oscars, Blavity reports. Richards and the others wore black as Common and Day sang their Oscar-nominated “Stand Up for Something.” The song urges people to resist violence and racism and to protect women’s rights – which, in the eyes of many Hollywood celebrities, means abortion on demand up to birth....
  • 'Dead white guys did not create this country'

    01/21/2016 12:03:08 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 62 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/21/2016 | Bob Unruh
    Stating flatly, "Dead white guys did not create this country," an executive in the American school textbook industry has confirmed that Common Core pushes an elitist, progressive agenda of global warming, gun control and prostitution on America’s children. The undercover video is from investigative reporter James O’Keefe of Project Veritas. It reveals the comments and opinions of Kimberly Koerber, a former manager for Pearson, the nation's leading textbook publishing company. She now works for National Geographic, another publisher. O'Keefe reported her statements to Project Veritas journalists included, "Damn the Second Amendment", and, "People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers,...
  • Exclusive: Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core

    01/21/2016 7:53:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A former marketing executive for textbook publishing giant Pearson Education reveals the anti-American agenda behind Common Core and the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework in the third video of a series produced by Project Veritas and focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as Common Core. Kim Koerber, a former Pearson executive who now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another Gates Foundation-funded Common Core publisher – tells the Project Veritas undercover journalist that “conservative voters are afraid of everything,” and proceeds to say why Common Core is important in her view. She explains...
  • Apple Targeted as Malware Infects China Mobile Apps

    09/20/2015 6:18:32 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 20, 2015 8:18 p.m. ET | By JOSH CHIN
    WeChat, Didi Kuaidi among dozens hit; breach of iOS platform is called unusual A number of popular Chinese mobile apps, including Tencent’s WeChat, were infected with malware by hackers targeting Apple’s iOS mobile platform. A number of populwith malware by hackers targeting Apple’s iOS mobile platform. BEIJING—Some of the most popular Chinese names in Apple Inc.’s App Store were found to be infected with malicious software in what is being described as a first-of-its-kind security breach, exposing a rare vulnerability in Apple’s mobile platform, according to multiple researchers. The applications were infected after software developers were lured into using an...
  • Trump Blasts Jeb Bush On Common Core: ‘He’s In Favor of Washington Educating Your Children’

    07/08/2015 1:43:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Donald Trump blasted fellow presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Fox News Channel’s On the Record for his avid promotion of the Common Core education initiative as well as his stance on amnesty for illegal immigrants. “I watched Jeb Bush…I think it’s pathetic what’s going on, his stance on Common Core,” Trump said. “He’s in favor of Washington educating your children. His weak stance on immigration – he said it’s an act of love. I mean what kind of stuff is that? It’s baby stuff.” Trump said, “I will say that I love the Republican Party [but] I think they’re making...
  • Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required

    06/23/2015 7:59:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Motoko Rich
    The new academic standards known as the Common Core emphasize critical thinking, complex problem-solving and writing skills, and put less stock in rote learning and memorization. So the standardized tests given in most states this year required fewer multiple choice questions and far more writing on topics like this one posed to elementary school students: Read a passage from a novel written in the first person, and a poem written in the third person, and describe how the poem might change if it were written in the first person.
  • Common Core-Approved Workshop Teaches Sympathy for Hamas

    05/19/2015 11:00:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/19/15 | Sara Dogan
    A Common Core-approved workshop on the Middle East conflict titled “Whose Jerusalem?” has sparked controversy among critics who charge that the program portrays Israel and America in a negative light while cultivating sympathy for terrorist group Hamas. The “Whose Jerusalem?” curriculum was created by Boston University professor Carl Hobert, who describes the goal of his program as “educational civil disobedience, where students are learning about the Middle East and they’re putting pressure on our government to create a Palestinian state.” It has already been used in numerous high schools and has now been approved as part of the Common...
  • State threatening anti-Common Core parents with jail? Fight over federalized testing escalates

    04/29/2015 5:12:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/29/15 | Bob Unruh
    Parents in South Carolina who are part of a nationwide revolt against Common Core say they are being threatened with “criminal accountability” if they prevent their children from taking the tests required by the controversial educational-standards program. Tamra Hood, a member of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, said the state Education Department’s chief Operating officer, Elizabeth Carpentier, warned parents could spend 30 days in jail if even a single day of testing is missed, Breitbart News reported. In addition, Hood said Carpentier warned that groups that encourage parents to refuse the Common Core-aligned tests could be charged with aiding...
  • Entire junior class, 280 high-schoolers, show Obama just what he can do with Common Core! (Seattle)

    04/27/2015 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 4/26/15 | Tom Tillison
    The entire junior class of a Seattle high school sent an unmistakable message to President Obama and other supporters of the Common Core curriculum last week: Thanks, but no thanks. Not a single junior at Nathan Hale High showed up Tuesday to take new state exams in reading and math, a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman told The Seattle Times. That’s 280 students who skipped the tests in a show of force. **SNIP** “They didn’t skip school all day,” district spokeswoman Stacy Howard told the newspaper. “They just didn’t show up during the testing period.”
  • Education Secretary: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core are Racist – “Feds Will Step In” If Opt

    04/25/2015 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/25/15 | Sundance
    Education Secretary Arnie Duncan is reminding parents in America “that all your children belong to them”. In a not-so-very veiled threat Secretary Duncan states the Federal Government will step in if parents continue to opt their children out of Common Core testing. (Via Doug Ross Journal) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing – The Feds “have an obligation to step in.” Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in...
  • Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit (wants books opened)

    04/24/2015 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist
    The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday said a "thorough review" is needed. "Six years ago, at Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing for her appointment as secretary of state, then-Sen. Dick Lugar observed that 'that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a...
  • COMMON CORE KIDNAPPING: Parent Calls 911 After Public School Won’t Release Kid From Test

    03/08/2015 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    Supporters of Common Core have encountered a public relations nightmare recently thanks to technical glitches, student boycotts and a slew of irate parents who are refusing to allow their children to sit for standardized tests. However, last week marked the first time officials at a taxpayer-funded school have allegedly attempted to confine a student for a Common Core standardized test after her parent arrived on campus to remove the child from class. The incident occurred at Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel. The unidentified mother showed up at Brookshire Elementary to pick up her daughter...
  • Five People Wrote 'State-Led' Common Core

    02/26/2015 9:32:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | June 7, 2013 | Joy Pullmann
    Many education leaders continue to insist the process for creating national education standards was “state-led,” referring to its incubation within two Washington DC-based nonprofits, the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. That seems to depend on how one defines “state-led.” Former Virginia Gov. George Allen told School Reform News NGA is less a policy forum and more a networking opportunity, because any resolutions governors vote on are “not binding” and governors often disagree. He attended NGA meetings particularly so he could recruit IBM into Virginia. “I find regional governors associations were much more practical,” he said....
  • Crushing Common Core in New Jersey

    02/17/2015 1:46:45 PM PST · by junkbond · 6 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | 2/17/15 | Jessica Mazzola
    ESSEX COUNTY — Facing a contingent of concerned parents, a growing number of school districts across the state are moving to create official opt-out policies for students who will not be taking the PARCC exam, a new state test that will be administered for the first time next month. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, which is based on the Common Core education standards and is administered entirely on computers, has sparked harsh criticisms from some skeptical parents and teachers. The complaints have led to an "opt-out" movement across the state, in which parents are...
  • 'Top teacher' winner quits due to Common Core Announced to stunned audience: 'I can’t do it

    02/14/2015 11:25:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/14/15 | staff
    Honored as the “Top Teacher” by ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Michael” show, Stacie Starr was speaking at an education forum earlier this week when she dropped a bombshell. The veteran teacher at Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio, told a stunned audience Monday she will resign at the end of the school year because of the new federal Common Core system of standards and assessments adopted by her state, reported the local Chronicle-Telegram newspaper. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/02/stacie-starr.jpg Stacie Starr Stacie Starr At the forum, which sought to help parents navigate the complex standardized testing system, Starr was talking about how...
  • Jeb Bush nearly chokes trying to avoid saying “common core”

    02/11/2015 2:49:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Former governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush hosted an Education Summit in Tallahassee, FL Tuesday, where he struggled desperately to avoid uttering the word “common” and “core”. (SNIP) Bush: As long as they’re state-driven, and they’re high, and they’re assessed faithfully, is what is the cor– the hallmark– [chokes] excuse me, hallmark of a reform agenda.
  • Jeb Bush previews 2016 run, promising ‘adult conversations’ on big issues

    01/24/2015 6:45:07 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 49 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | anuary 23 at 8:46 PM | Philip Rucker
    AN FRANCISCO — Jeb Bush previewed the ideas at the heart of his likely presidential campaign, delivering a sweeping address here Friday about the economy, foreign affairs and energy exploration, and challenging the country to question “every aspect of how government works.”
  • Diane Douglas disappointingly parses ethnic studies

    01/15/2015 3:04:07 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The conservative support that brought Diane Douglas to the Nov. 6, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction victory was based on her steadfast opposition to the Common Core curriculum. (SNIP) In a statement released following her meeting with Sanchez, Douglas hit a low note with this conclusion, “It is important to correct the misunderstanding that the Arizona Department of Education is opposed to ethnic studies. If any child educated in Arizona is not exposed to the suffering, trials and triumphs of all ethnic groups who have contributed to our state’s rich cultural mix, then we are failing to teach accurate history.”...
  • Huck’s Core Problem: His controversial history on Common Core

    01/08/2015 5:55:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | January 8, 2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Mike Huckabee’s once-loyal conservative base may not be there for him in 2016 if he chooses to run again, and his complicated history with Common Core could prove to be the biggest reason why. A lot has changed since the former Arkansas governor last ran for president in 2008. Considered the conservative alternative to John McCain and Mitt Romney at the time, Huckabee enjoyed early success in the Republican primaries that year, winning the Iowa caucuses and a handful of primaries in his native South. He parlayed those victories into a popular weekly Fox News show, ensuring his continued public...